Opening Day in Tokyo

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People hate the idea of opening the season in Japan, but I am pretty excited to wake-up to major league baseball in the morning. It is certainly an inconvenience for the teams involved, but I do believe these international series are good for the league. One area in which both MLB and the NBA have outpaced the NFL is international growth.
 

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People hate the idea of opening the season in Japan, but I am pretty excited to wake-up to major league baseball in the morning. It is certainly an inconvenience for the teams involved, but I do believe these international series are good for the league. One area in which both MLB and the NBA have outpaced the NFL is international growth.
That will always be the case, American Football will never be global, it’s just not set up to be.

They tried like hell though, the WFL which got as worldly as Honolulu and then NFL Europe.

Something no other sport/league has tried.
 

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That will always be the case, American Football will never be global, it’s just not set up to be.

They tried like hell though, the WFL which got as worldly as Honolulu and then NFL Europe.

Something no other sport/league has tried.
The NFL plays 4 games in London each year.
The sport is very popular in Germany.
The sport just can’t put a franchise in Europe.
The NBA could create a European division if they wanted drastic expansion.
Madrid, Barcelona, London, Berlin, Paris could support NBA basketball.

Down the road maybe that happens.
Baseball is the sport the least growth in Europe.
Baseball matters in Japan/Korea/Central and Latin American/Carribean.
 

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The NFL plays 4 games in London each year.
The sport is very popular in Germany.
The sport just can’t put a franchise in Europe.
The NBA could create a European division if they wanted drastic expansion.
Madrid, Barcelona, London, Berlin, Paris could support NBA basketball.

Down the road maybe that happens.
Baseball is the sport the least growth in Europe.
Baseball matters in Japan/Korea/Central and Latin American/Carribean.
The NBA is global.
The NHL has Europe.
MLB has what you said.
The NFL just wants you to watch on tv, even if it’s on tape delay.
 

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I wonder if Ichiro will get two plate appearances again tomorrow. The place would have exploded if he got a hit.
 

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