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No Joe Saunders for WBC

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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.