Selig says MLB will play somewhere that will 'surprise' people in 2015

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

MLB plans to continue globalizing the game in ways other than the WBC.
MLB plans to continue globalizing the game in ways other than the WBC. (USATSI)

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One week before the traditional Opening Day, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks opened the season in Australia earlier this year. The two-game series at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground was sold out and a smashing success for MLB as a whole.

During an impromptu chat with reporters on Friday night, commissioner Bud Selig hinted that another trip is in store for next season:

All jokes aside -- Kansas City in October, maybe? -- it's no surprise MLB is looking to continue globalizing the game. The World Baseball Classic was not a product of boredom, you know.

My complete and total guess is Italy, which already has a baseball infrastructure in place thanks to the Italian Baseball League. It's a country prime for baseball growth. All of Europe is, really.

Other possible destinations could include Brazil, China, South Africa and India. Maybe Cuba? Mexico wouldn't be a big surprise, in my opinion. I guess we'll find out the answer soon enough.

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