Taiwan and Brazil have claimed the final two spots in next year's World Baseball Classic, with Canada and Spain having claimed spots in September. Taiwan defeated New Zealand, and didn't allow a run in any of their qualifier matchups.
Even more impressive was Brazil's unexpected run. The club, managed by Barry Larkin and featuring only one player to have tasted the Majors, only allowed three runs and twice defeated host country and pool favorite Panama, a club stacked with MLB talent.
I'm hoping Brazil is able to continue their upset streak and draw more attention in the main tournament. Getting even 10% of a nation like Brazil interested in baseball would be a boon for the sport.