Originally posted by PhlabibitI will definitely watch a SOX/A's vs. Japanese team if they televise it, 3am on ESPN2 would be just fine.
The Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics will open their season in Tokyo next Spring. They will also play 2 exhibition games each with Japanese Teams.
Originally posted by jofazThe season is 162 games long. I can't believe you're seriously suggesting that the Yankees were "seriously hurt" by this.
The redsox are the best team in baseball and as a Yankee fan I certainly don't feel sorry for them. But i think the irregularity in the schedule and the change of time zones really hurt the Yankees when they went there and I would not be happy about having to go.
Originally posted by jofazA lost game in April is nothing compared to a lost game in June. Do the math.
well you start the season a few days earlier and then you have a few days off because of jet lag. it means that your third or fourth starter have an abbreviated spring training than an extra layoff (especially if you pitch your one and two on regular rest). You have non-regulars and some relief pitchers who could miss a week at the beginning of the season wh ...[text shortened]... ing to get in a groove. If i were a redsox fan i'd be excited about my team, but not the trip.