Why call it The "WORLD" series if only two countries are involved?

@whywiki (6071)
Canada
October 22, 2007 4:16pm CST
Last I checked there were 194 countries in the world. Yet only Canada and the USA have teams in the Major League Baseball and ultimately the only two countries in the World Series. Therefore shouldn't it be called something else? The two thirds of North America Championship. Is it because we are afraid to play against the powerhouses in the world?
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@babostwick (2041)
• United States
23 Oct 07
I don't know if that's so much. I never really thought too closely about it. Maybe it could have been called the North America Series but I think the reason World Series was used because it has a good ring to it. Recently, they just started with World Baseball Classic and I hope to see more of it. I think it's a good concept and could actually determine who is the best in the world though the only areas I know have teams would be like Cuba, Japan, Puerto Rico, possibly Mexico though I'm not sure on that. I don't think anyone is afraid to do. I just think that probably nobody has ever thought about doing something about like. Again, I think the closest we got is this World Baseball Classic.
@whywiki (6071)
• Canada
23 Oct 07
I think that baseball is a great game and it is too bad more countries don't take it to heart like we do here.