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Old 06-13-2013, 05:28 PM
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Interestingly, the article said the White Sox played an exhibition game at the same venue in Sydney 100 years ago on January 2, 1914.

....why the heck did they play a game there in January in the middle of the winter? It must have been freezing there!
That was part of the Sox "round the world" tour with the N.Y. Giants. Took most of the off season, played I want to say 48 games against the Giants in England, Italy, Australia, Egypt, Hawaii and other places.

By the way the MLB TV channel broadcasts games from Australia during our winter.

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Old 06-13-2013, 07:57 PM
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Will they have to break for tea after 4 1/2 innings?
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:03 PM
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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.
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Because you're trying to grow the game and if you have two good teams that represents the best product that MLB has to offer you are likely to sell out in Australia too and can split the gate that way.
You guys seem to be under the impression that all clubs care, or should care, what is best for the game of baseball.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:53 PM
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You guys seem to be under the impression that all clubs care, or should care, what is best for the game of baseball.
I said nothing of the sort. I don't even know who decides which teams get to go.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:41 PM
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You guys seem to be under the impression that all clubs care, or should care, what is best for the game of baseball.
The decision is made by the commissioner and I would HOPE that he would care about what is in the best interest of the game.

Secondly, there is a financial argument to be made for both clubs playing in a foreign country, the stadium abroad might be able to hold more fans and if you have interest in baseball and two good teams you should wind up selling out both games and since the foreign stadium holds more people than the team's home stadium, they both make more money.
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:12 PM
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I don't believe any baseball stadium in Australia is bigger than U.S. stadiums based on what I've seen over the winter on TV from there.

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Old 06-14-2013, 03:01 PM
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I don't believe any baseball stadium in Australia is bigger than U.S. stadiums based on what I've seen over the winter on TV from there.

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They could play it at the cricket ground in Melbourne, which seats over 100,000.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:05 PM
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I don't believe any baseball stadium in Australia is bigger than U.S. stadiums based on what I've seen over the winter on TV from there.

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They're playing at the Sydney Cricket Ground which currently has a seating capacity of 47,000, larger than all but 8 MLB stadiums.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:59 PM
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Which is why I said baseball stadium in Australia.

Am familiar with the cricket ground, saw Australia vs. England cricket there in 87.

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