Japan rode difficult road to Classic title
Champion's path to victory went through Korea, Cuba and U.S.
By Rhett Bollinger / MLB.com
Summary:Baseball has long been America's pastime, but if the last two World Baseball Classics are any indication, it's becoming a game dominated by the Far East. Japan has proved to be king by winning both tournaments, capped by its epic, 5-3 win in 10 innings over Korea on Monday.