Officially, the 2023 Little League Baseball World Series has begun where Mexico is represented by the Municipal Tijuana Baseball team.
It is evident that the entire region is proud of this team, and the excitement to see them play leads to many people asking:
When does Tijuana play at the 2023 Little League Baseball World Series?
According to the tournament's official calendar, Team Mexico will play against Japan (who won their match against Cuba) on Friday, August 18 at 2 PM, Tijuana Time.
Where can one watch the Tijuana Baseball team match?
In ESPN streaming platforms such as Star Plus and ESPN Play, and with cable providers such as MVS Hub/Dish, MegaCable, Blue To Go, and Star TV.
What is the Tijuana Baseball team's path to victory in the tournament?
It will all depend on the results of the Friday match. The 2023 Little League Baseball World Series has a format with a winner bracket and a loser bracket.
This means that in case Team Mexico loses some of its matches, it will still have the opportunity to advance during the tournament. If they end up losing again, this could mean the end of their participation in this tournament. But this is only the worst-case scenario.
The most optimistic scenario is if Mexico wins against Japan on Friday. Then they would face off against the winner of the match between Canada and the Asian Pacific Region represented by Chinese Taipei which will take place on Monday, August 12 at 2 PM.
In case Mexico loses against Japan, they will have to bet everything on winning against the winner of the match between the European-African Region represented by the Czech Republic and the loser of the match between Canada and Chinese Taipei. This match will take place on Sunday, August 20 at 10 AM.
A rematch for the Tijuana Baseball Team
Tijuana represents Mexico 10 years after its historic and last participation at the Little League Baseball World Series which took place in 2013 where they managed to reach 3rd place.
On that occasion, Team Mexico lost in the international finals against Japan, who ended up being the champion of the tournament by winning against the United States, represented by another place in the border region, Chula Vista.
Ten years later, Japan has defeated Cuba which is why on Friday, Tijuana will take its first step on its appointment with history against their decade-old nemesis.
The anticipation of this event is not only filled with excitement, but the desire for a rematch, especially for agent Francisco Fimbres, who also managed the team in 2013.
Not to mention that a few months ago, Mexico had a historic participation in the World Baseball Classic, led by the emblematic figure of Randy Arozarena which ended in the semifinals, losing once again against Japan with the amazing Shohei Ohtani.
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