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    MLB could be heading to Europe in 2014

    I've never been a fan of teams playing regular season games outside the US or Canada.

    http://www.baseballgb.co.uk/?p=10441

    Some Major League Baseball games could be played on European soil in the near future.

    Dutch baseball journalist Pim van Nes has written a very interesting news story on Mister-Baseball.com about a press conference held in the Netherlands on Monday. A new ballpark is being built for the Vaessen Pioniers in Hoofddorp and the plan is for its capacity to be increased temporarily to 30,000 for the staging of three MLB games in 2014.
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    Re: MLB could be heading to Europe in 2014

    After the Reds win the series in 2013, they'll undoubtedly get invited to this.
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    Re: MLB could be heading to Europe in 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by I(heart)Freel View Post
    After the Reds win the series in 2013, they'll undoubtedly get invited to this.
    If the Reds go to the Netherlands, keep an eye on Aroldis Chapman.

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    Re: MLB could be heading to Europe in 2014

    The Dutch will probably want the two New Amsterdam teams

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    Re: MLB could be heading to Europe in 2014

    This is a politically savvy move that will aid baseball's quest to return as an Olympic sport.

    More practically, the time shift of playing 5+ hours to the east is likely to be unpleasant for the players. Spring Training there could be a disaster, full of games unplayed due to cold and rainy conditions if the sites are chosen for political reasons, rather than for their warm climates.
    Last edited by Unassisted; 03-22-2011 at 09:51 PM.

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    Re: MLB could be heading to Europe in 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    This is a politically savvy move that will aid baseball's quest to return as an Olympic sport.

    More practically, the time shift of playing 5+ hours to the east is likely to be unpleasant for the players. Spring Training there could be a disaster, full of games unplayed due to cold and rainy conditions if the sites are chosen for political reasons, rather than for their warm climates.
    It's not ideal but it's a lot better than playing in the Far East.
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    Re: MLB could be heading to Europe in 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    If the Reds go to the Netherlands, keep an eye on Aroldis Chapman.
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    Re: MLB could be heading to Europe in 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    More practically, the time shift of playing 5+ hours to the east is likely to be unpleasant for the players.
    To make it even more fun you just know they'll choose some west coast teams.

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    Re: MLB could be heading to Europe in 2014

    I give this about a 0.01% chance of happening.
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    Re: MLB could be heading to Europe in 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966 View Post
    I give this about a 0.01% chance of happening.
    Chances of this happening are much much greater.
    Last edited by BrooklynRedz; 03-25-2011 at 12:23 AM.

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    Re: MLB could be heading to Europe in 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRedz View Post
    Chances of this happening are much much greater.
    Perhaps exhibition games, but I cannot believe regular season games.

    And what would "THE UNION" say about this? Might have to belly-up about $300k/player/game to get them to agree.
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