Patrick Newman of NPBTracker.com pointed out that the NPB will open its 2014 season in the USA with one game in both Los Angeles and Anaheim.
This is an interesting development. It looks like the two teams will be the Hanshin Tigers and the Yomiuri Giants based on a translation of the Japanese article Newman linked to.
This would be the first time in Japanese baseball history that the league opened the season in the USA. Major League Baseball has opened its season in Japan several times as well as Mexico and Puerto Rico.
As we get more information, we will pass it along.
NPB to open 2014 season in America, one game each in LA and Anaheim: sanspo.com/baseball/news/…
— Patrick Newman (@npbtracker) April 16, 2013
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.