New York Mets and Puerto Rico star Francisco Lindor was amazed with the quality of play and the atmosphere in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
He himself captained Puerto Rico, as they reached the quarterfinals before losing to Mexico.
There were some exciting matchups in pool play and in the single-game elimination round.
Outside of the semifinal clash between United States and Cuba, most of the games were closely contested and full of emotions.
The final between United States and Japan was an instant classic, and ended just like MLB always wanted: with a Shohei Ohtani – Mike Trout showdown.
Lindor, on the other hand, is eager to take part in the exciting tournament again and asked an important question to the league and fans.
Wow 😮 what a tournament @WBCBaseball when are we running it again?
— Francisco Lindor (@Lindor12BC) March 22, 2023
It goes to show how star big leaguers loved the event.
They love the passion, the enthusiasm, the atmosphere in the stadiums, and the overall excitement about the Classic.
To answer Lindor, the next WBC will be played in 2026.
The initial idea was to play it every four years, but COVID-19 forced the league to have the 2021 edition in 2023.
Theoretically, the next one would be in 2027, but having it in 2026 celebrates 20 years of the event that started in 2006.
Some people want to have it every year or every two years, but that would take away the anticipation, the exclusiveness, and the magic of it.
Three years seems to be the sweet spot, and if it’s going to be as special as the 2023 edition, it will be very much worth the wait.NEXT: Francisco Lindor Relates To How All Mets Fans Feel