The day after a massive brawl between the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, news broke that the two teams will open the 2014 MLB season in Australia. This will be the first MLB regular season game in Australia.
What could possibly go wrong?
According to the Telegraph:
In a $13 million coup for the state government, the opening series of the MLB will be held at the SCG on Saturday March 22 and Sunday March 23 – the first time a competitive US baseball fixture will be held in Australia and only the sixth time one has been staged outside America.
The games have been described as the biggest internationally recognised event in this country since the 2003 Rugby World Cup final and come exactly 100 years after the Chicago White Sox played against NSW at the SCG.
“Sydney will host the first two games for the opening series of 2014 Major League Baseball at the Sydney Cricket Ground,” Premier Barry O’Farrell said.
“The opening series will feature the LA Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks playing the first two games of the season.”
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