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No Joe Saunders for WBC

On AM 830's Angels Tonight program Thursday, Angels pitcher Joe Saunders told host Jeff Biggs that he has declined the invite to pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.

The All-Star Lefty said that while he was flattered and honored, but that because he got the surprise call so late, he's at about 80% and not ready to go. So he is regrettably saying "No thank you."

To be entirely selfish and unpatriotic, I am glad that he and Lackey are skipping the Dog and Pony Flag Waving show.