World Cup Inches Closer

This past Friday significant progress was made in talks between MLB, NPB (Japan’s professional league) and KBO (South Korea’s professional league) that are aiming to set up a World Cup tournament to be played in 2006. Currently the aim is for a 16-country tournament to be hosted by MLB and the MLBPA. The three parties seem to have surmounted Japanese objections to a spring tournament (which was threatening to keep Japan out). The tournament is not yet finalized, but is tentatively being called the “Super World Cup”.

It represents a great milestone for fans of global baseball.


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