Juan Marichal is the manager of the World team and trust me, that’s a big deal. The Hall of Famer is a living legend in Latin American and so revered in the Dominican Republic that he could probably run for president of the country and win — in a land slide. He met with Dominican media during batting practice and everybody talked about how he was going to manage the Dominican team in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. That came as a surprise to Marichal. He says he has never even thought about it, but he would definitely consider it an honor if he was asked. He said it took him about five seconds to accept the position as World team manager.