Wednesday, January 23, 2008

MLB Looks to China

MLB is looking to tap into the 1.3 billion-strong Chinese market. They'll kick off things by actually, you know, showing the Chinese some actual baseball:

[MLB's Paul Archey] is expected to announce in Beijing that MLB will play its first preseason games there in mid-March, likely between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres.

If you think veterans enjoy begging off road games in the spring to get out of the bus rides now, just wait for the excuses when it comes time to get on that plane to Asia. I expect many "family emergencies."

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