Originally Posted by ccured
Also baseball is prevalent here but are we the best? Never won the world baseball classic and baseball has been in the Olympics for 5 and we have 1 gold and no silver medals. Hell since 2000 the little league world series is 50/50 tie between world and usa
I knew this would come up and explanation is fairly simple.
We use amateur players for our Olympic team. They aren't a true sample of the top of competition against other nations. Not only that, but the elite players (especially pitchers) kind of shun away from playing in the WBC. It's extracurricular and for show...the World Cup is THE SHOW for soccer professionals.
Those Latin American teams load up with their All-Stars.