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Fenway
05-05-2007, 03:22 PM
:o:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/05/sports/baseball/05pins.html


Although other teams are involved, baseball would prefer the Yankees and the Red Sox, who have the league’s most contentious rivalry and would conceivably feature four Japanese players, to open the season in Asia. The Los Angeles Dodgers (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/sports/baseball/majorleague/losangelesdodgers/index.html?inline=nyt-org) and the San Diego Padres (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/sports/baseball/majorleague/sandiegopadres/index.html?inline=nyt-org) are believed to be two other choices.

Nellie_Fox
05-05-2007, 03:27 PM
Of course. How can we be so selfish as to keep the only rivalry anyone cares about all to ourselves? It's only right to share the magic with the whole world.:rolleyes:

All other games are just background noise.

Fenway
05-05-2007, 03:31 PM
I suspect there are some baseball fans that hope both teams go to Asia and never come back

Well this is one place Red sox fans won't show up...............I think

CanBuehrleWait
05-05-2007, 05:20 PM
I suspect there are some baseball fans that hope both teams go to Asia and never come back

Well this is one place Red sox fans won't show up...............I think


Raises Hand!:redneck

FireMariotti
05-05-2007, 05:54 PM
Well this is one place Red sox fans won't show up...............I think

NY fans will. Remember, the Red Sox may have their own nation of fans, but the Yankees have an entire universe :rolleyes:.

MUsoxfan
05-05-2007, 06:03 PM
It will never happen. Too much revenue lost in either city when a game like that is moved.

thomas35forever
05-05-2007, 09:57 PM
I'd love to see Japanese sports networks spread East Coast propaganda to its viewers.:redneck

DSpivack
05-06-2007, 01:56 AM
:o:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/05/sports/baseball/05pins.html


Although other teams are involved, baseball would prefer the Yankees and the Red Sox, who have the league’s most contentious rivalry and would conceivably feature four Japanese players, to open the season in Asia. The Los Angeles Dodgers (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/sports/baseball/majorleague/losangelesdodgers/index.html?inline=nyt-org) and the San Diego Padres (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/sports/baseball/majorleague/sandiegopadres/index.html?inline=nyt-org) are believed to be two other choices.

If we still had Shingo we'd be a candidate to head east.

I'd love to see Japanese sports networks spread East Coast propaganda to its viewers.:redneck

Finally, Americans can learn of the bias NHK holds in favor of the Pacific League, vs. the Central.

FireMariotti
05-06-2007, 05:10 AM
I'd love to see Japanese sports networks spread Far East Coast propaganda to its viewers.:redneck

Fixed it for you.:D:

FarWestChicago
05-06-2007, 06:47 AM
I suspect there are some baseball fans that hope both teams go to Asia and never come backWe have a winner. :nod:

dickallen15
05-06-2007, 08:04 AM
I really think this would be dumb. I've never understood the reasoning for it.

ewokpelts
05-06-2007, 10:39 AM
I have no problem with blow sawks/yankmees in asia. if it expands baseball in those areas, so be it. i also have no problem having games in europe.

In fact, my crazy idea is for one series, have EVERY team go outside the us. 30 teams, 15 international cities. really give the world a taste of us baseball. and it's not that hard to find cities receptive, especially if you put series in latin america.

ComiskeyBrewer
05-06-2007, 11:10 AM
Being that the Yankees and Red Sox both have Japanese superstars on their teams(and i wouldn't be shocked if one of em signed Ichiro by the time they get over there), it makes sense they should play over there. I'm just glad i don't have to get up at some ungodly hour to watch one of my teams play.

IndianWhiteSox
05-06-2007, 01:01 PM
I have no problem with blow sawks/yankmees in asia. if it expands baseball in those areas, so be it. i also have no problem having games in europe.

In fact, my crazy idea is for one series, have EVERY team go outside the us. 30 teams, 15 international cities. really give the world a taste of us baseball. and it's not that hard to find cities receptive, especially if you put series in latin america.

That would be a great idea! Then people around the world would finally acknowledge the fact that there are more teams besides the Yanks and the Blow Sawx.

MarySwiss
05-06-2007, 01:08 PM
I suspect there are some baseball fans that hope both teams go to Asia and never come back

Well this is one place Red sox fans won't show up...............I think

You stole my post, Fens! :cool: