Dodgers, Padres to play two games in China
January 19, 2008
Major League Baseball continues to try to promote its product internationally, as the LA Dodgers and San Diego Padres are going to play two exhibition games in China on March 15-16.
This is the first time MLB games will be played in China, and I wonder what the reception will be like (and how many of the veterans and star players from each team go). The LA Times reports that the Dodgers will be only taking part of their roster to China, and I’m guessing the Padres will take only a partial roster also (which is understandable, considering how large spring training rosters are).
The games will be played at Wukesong Stadium, which is where the Olympic baseball competition will be played at. Also, the Boston Red Sox and Oakland A’s are opening up the regular season in Japan, playing games on March 25 and 26.
It’s good to see MLB sending its game internationally, I’d love for China to develop some MLB talent in the future, as that would only improve the quality of the league.