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    Why is it "World Baseball Classic"?

    Why isn't it "World Baseball Championship"?
    Why did they use the word, classic?

    Any specific reason there?

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    Re: Why is it "World Baseball Classic"?

    Hello Aaron

    This is probably to distinguish it from the World Cup of Baseball.

    "Classic" is probably intended to suggest "first class"; major league players can participate in the WBC, whereas (I believe) they generally don't in the the WCB.

    (A passing baseball fan will put me right, if that's not correct.)

    MrP

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    Re: Why is it "World Baseball Classic"?

    Thank you so much for your answer. But can't it be "World Baseball Championship"? Does this should be "World Championship of Baseball"?
    When does people use 'of' and when does not? Sometimes people say,
    "A friend of mine" but it could be "my friend". That confusing me often.

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    Re: Why is it "World Baseball Classic"?

    Hello Aaron

    "World Baseball Championship" is fine; in fact, it seems to be in use already.

    (Unfortunately I don't know much about baseball; so I can't tell you whether it's a synonym for the "World Cup of Baseball", or a separate competition. Maybe someone else will know.)

    The structure of "a friend of mine" is indeed odd: it's called the "double possessive" or "double genitive". It's perfectly idiomatic, though; the nearest equivalent is "one of my friends".

    MrP

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