Thursday, January 24, 2008

"Only (Trot) Nixon Could Go to China"

The MLB is heading to China! In an attempt to bolster baseball's image amongst future Olympic committees, MLB is sending the two most beloved teams of all time to Beijing.

BEIJING, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Major League Baseball's first games in China in March will help prove that baseball is a global sport and deserves a place in the Olympics, MLB senior vice president Paul Archey said on Thursday. The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres will play exhibition games on March 15 and 16 at the 12,000-seat Wukesong field, the venue in August for what could be the last Olympic baseball competition.

I thought "The Bad News Bears Go to Japan" would turn all of Asia off baseball forever. According to one source (me), MLB's decision was made possible by the Dodgers blockbuster deal with Panda Express!

3 comments:

Webmeister said...
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Delino DeShields said...

Curious...

Steve Sax said...

Delino, I think it was removed by the Chinese government. If I were you, I wouldn't answer that knock at your door.