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5 Reasons 2012 MLB Season Opener in Japan Was a Mistake

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5 Reasons 2012 MLB Season Opener in Japan Was a Mistake
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Foreign relations and creating a worldwide brand are great, but baseball’s season opener in Japan between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics was not the right move.

I understand what Major League Baseball is trying to do.

Goodwill and marketing the business overseas is important and needn’t be stopped.

Unfortunately in 2012, it didn’t work well for five reasons.

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