Selig says MLB will play somewhere that will 'surprise' people in 2015
Commissioner Bud Selig told reporters that MLB will play somewhere that will "surprise" people next season.
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:
Selig says MLB will play next year in a place that will "surprise" people. Narnia? Middle Earth? Home and home at Hogwarts?— Mike Vorkunov (@Mike_Vorkunov) May 2, 2014
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.