The World Baseball Classic has been a treat thus far.
But now, it’s time to get prepared for the championship game between the United States and Japan.
Team Mexico certainly had a run to remember.
Underdogs from the onset, they defeated Team USA in Pool play before eliminating Puerto Rico to reach the semifinals.
However, things came crashing down when Giovanny Gallegos surrendered a two-run double that sent Japan to the championship game.
But that didn’t take away from the experience.
For Taijuan Walker, it was one to remember, and the new Philadelphia Phillies starter stated on Twitter that he would be back for 2026.
| must say this was one of the best, most exciting experiences of my career. These guys, this team, left it all on the field every game. The fans was rocking the stadium every time out. #TeamMexico I will be back with you guys the next go round. 🇲🇽 🇲🇽@WBCBaseball pic.twitter.com/dG9SzQaETQ
— Taijuan Walker (@tai_walker) March 21, 2023
The World Baseball Classic’s next go-around will be in 2026, and Walker has already committed to pitch for Team Mexico.
This year, he got to play alongside stars such as Randy Arozarena, Joey Meneses, Alex Verdugo, Isaac Paredes, Jose Urquidy, and Julio Urias.
And Mexico certainly had a run to remember as they overcame incredible odds to advance further into the tournament.
They had even come to within three outs of knocking out Japan and securing a date with the United States in the championship game.
But Walker clearly had a great time representing Mexico, and he didn’t hesitate to say as much.
He praised the fans for their energy and also expressed his gratitude for playing alongside so many talented stars.
After Tuesday, we’ll have to wait another three years for the next WBC, but it’s never too early to get excited.
Walker will be ready to go and compete with Mexico again.NEXT: The Phillies Have Enjoyed A Huge Boost In 1 Fan Area