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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
not participating could screw up future plans, such as a possible “Real World Series”, NPB games overseas, an All-Star game between Japanese Minor Leaguers and AAA all-stars and the hosting of future IBAF events.
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The link is to an article about the small semi-pro league in France, where the best players (almost always American imports) are given about 350 Euros ($439.42) a month and many of the local players are pure amateurs who have jobs during the week.
Meanwhile, back in the Japanese drama, well… it continues. The commissioner of NPB and other officials have been trying to get the NPBPA to come around, by noting that A) While MLB is getting by far the most money, it also is taking on by far the most cost, B) the fans want them to participate and C) not participating could screw up future plans, such as a possible “Real World Series”, NPB games overseas, an All-Star game between Japanese Minor Leaguers and AAA all-stars and the hosting of future IBAF events.
Kevin Youkilis says that he’s down with playing for Israel if they qualify.
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