#SFGiants in the World Baseball Classic: Week 1

The passion and excitement of the World Baseball Classic is well underway.

While the #SFGiants prepare in Scottsdale for the 2017 baseball season, some fan favorites have swapped out their orange and black for national threads.

For this year’s tournament, Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey joined Team USA. While both have represented team USA in the past, it is the first year that either Giant is participating in the WBC. With their championship pedigree, they hope to help USA win their first WBC Championship. Will this be the year we see a Buster Hug in March?

Along with Posey and Crawford’s participation #SFGiants hitting coach, Hensley “Bam Bam” Meulens, is the Netherlands skipper for the second consecutive tournament. After an impressive run in the 2013 WBC, Coach Bam Bam looks to shock the world again. This year’s Netherlands squad is already off to a hot start, finishing 2nd in the Seoul, Korea pool stage and advancing to the Second Round in Tokyo, Japan.

Catch your #SFGiants in action as they pursue international glory:

FRIDAY, MARCH 10 (3:00 PM PT)

· USA vs. COLOMBIA

· MLB Network

· ESPN Deportes

SATURDAY, MARCH 11 (3:30 PM PT)

· USA vs. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

· MLB Network

· ESPN Deportes

SUNDAY, MARCH 12 (4:00 PM PT)

· USA vs. CANADA

· MLB Network

· ESPN Deportes

MONDAY, MARCH 13 (6:00 AM PT)

· NETHERLANDS vs. ISRAEL

· MLB Network

· ESPN Deportes

TUESDAY, MARCH 14 (8:00 PM PT)

· NETHERLANDS vs. TBD

· MLB Network

· ESPN Deportes