“WBC is the highest stage,” said Jamie Romak, a utility player who signed with the Padres organization this winter.
“You have the best players in the world. But I wouldn’t want to say anything to take away from the other tournaments because playing for your country is a different feeling.
When we won gold in the Pan Ams the first time [in 2011], that gold-medal game was the most nerve-wracking game I’ve ever been in. So I expect more of the same with the WBC, it’s just a higher level of competition.”