The San Francisco Giants, fresh off their first World Series Title in 56 years, are mulling over the idea of starting their 2011 season in Taiwan. Major League Baseball has suggested that the Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks play a 2 game series to open the season in Taiwan.
MLB has never done Opening Day in Taiwan before. They have done Japan and Mexico, but Taiwan would be new.
It would be strange trip as the proposed schedule has them going over in late March. They would then play a few exhibition games against the National team and maybe a professional team or two. Then they would play a 2 game series that would count in the standings to open the season before returning to Arizona for more exhibition games before resuming the regular season.
Nothing is done yet as the player’s would have to approve of everything.
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Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.