Answers to all your WBC questions

And now the answer to all those compelling World Baseball Classic questions you've spent your whole life waiting to ask:

Will the stars play?
Before many of your average baseball fans had even finished asking, "What the heck is a World Baseball Classic," they were treated to the sound of players like Pedro Martinez saying they don't want to play in this tournament.

That might give people the impression the marquee pitching matchup in the grand WBC finals will treat us all to the inimitable drama of, say, Casey Fossum versus Runelvys Hernandez.

Uh, guess again. This is not going to be a convention of the no-names. We can guarantee that. For lots of reasons.

First off, many big names we've surveyed want to play.