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doublem23
09-28-2011, 02:25 PM
2-game series on March 28 and 29.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7031415/seattle-mariners-oakland-athletics-open-2012-season-tokyo

Only 182 days to go.

DSpivack
09-28-2011, 02:44 PM
Ichiro will be the big draw obviously, but I'm guessing Matsui won't return next year for Oakland. I don't imagine the American Suzuki, Kurt, for the A's is a big draw in Japan. Although I did have both of them on my fantasy team in 2010 and thus named my team The Two Suzukis; that team did not do much, apropos of nothing.

EDIT: March 28/29, not May.

Lamp81
09-28-2011, 11:22 PM
This is good for the Athletics. They get 2 homes games that will probably get great attendance numbers, something they wouldn't get in Oakland.

The NFL does the same thing with London, by having the Buccaneers as a home team, when they aren't selling out their games in Tampa.