Originally Posted by Bobby Thigpen
Because those games will easily sell out in the states and earn each club a ton of cash. Why give up two of your biggest gates of the year?
Well, at worst you're asking each team to give up one home game, assuming that the teams split the two games in Australia home and away. I don't know that it makes that much of difference (seventeen games against each other instead of nineteen) over the course of a full season. Plus, it's great exposure for MLB.