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

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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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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