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Postby thedude » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:20 am

The U.S. and Japanese baseball champions could meet in a Global World Series, Japanese daily Nikkan Sports reported Thursday.

Nippon Professional Baseball commissioner Ryozo Kato was quoted as saying his Major League Baseball counterpart, Bud Selig, had agreed the winners of the two countries' professional leagues should play each other.

"I was surprised, Mr. Selig said he wants to realize the plan before his tenure ends," Kato told the Nikkan Sports.

Selig is set to retire in 2012.



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Re: Japan-US World Series Series

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:25 pm

Somehow I don't see it happening.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:47 pm

we should face them with the zeal of a challenger
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Re: Japan-US World Series Series

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:00 pm

Before Bud is done, baseball will be two leagues that overlap each other so that he can reach total market saturation.

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Postby oscar15 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:40 pm

MLB would gain nothing by playing Japan In a World Series.

An All-Star game is a different matter.
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Re: Japan-US World Series Series

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:43 pm

oscar15 wrote:MLB would gain nothing by playing Japan In a World Series.

An All-Star game is a different matter.

You underestimate MLB's desire to spread their brand around the world.
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Re: Japan-US World Series Series

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:50 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
oscar15 wrote:MLB would gain nothing by playing Japan In a World Series.

An All-Star game is a different matter.

You underestimate MLB's desire to spread their brand around the world.


The brand is spread around the world. A NPB/MLB World Series is a no win situation for MLB. If MLB wins it is no big deal because it is expected. If they lose then everyone questions is MLB is actually the best baseball in the world.
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Re: Japan-US World Series Series

Postby DaSh 1s » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:30 pm

So if a team wins the WS, and then loses the Global World Series, do they still hold a parade and call themselves World Champions?
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Re: Japan-US World Series Series

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:31 pm

That's not how the owners look at it. They don't care who wins or lose. If they pocket a ton of cash and get some pub in Asia, they win.
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Postby DaSh 1s » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:40 pm

StlSluggers wrote:That's not how the owners look at it. They don't care who wins or lose. If they pocket a ton of cash and get some pub in Asia, they win.

You think owners are going to care about paying their aces millions for the remainder of their contract after accumulating ~260 IP through winning WS, and then adding another ~18 High leverage IP from the Global World Series?
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