Would have thought a thread has been started by now about this situation so I'm going ahead and start this. I'll start with saying that I love watching WBC, seeing the passion of the players and the fans, and actually seeing Marlins park full. I think WBC is great for the future of the sports. Can't help but wonder how many new baseball fans were created in Great Britain thanks to Harry Ford (who my son got to play against 2 years ago when he was still in HS).
On the other hand, I can empathize with the Mets (ownership and fans). They just invested a lot of money in him a few months ago. They spent a lot of money to build a team to make a run at the WS. As a Braves fan, I would like to say lolMets but I can't make myself do so as my heart just breaks for Edwin Diaz (and his brother and teammates).
I hope this doesn't kill WBC as I think it's great for baseball. At the same time, the realistic side of me is afraid that it will.
But imagine a future where you have thriving leagues in Europe and Latin America, in addition to what's already in Japan and Taiwan. Maybe we'll even have a true world series championship in the future!