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Selig wants to World Series champions to face off against the Japanese champions, and he wants it before he retires in 2012. (Possibly in an effort to crown a true world champion before the end of the world).

I love this idea. I think it should be a 3 game series. First game in the USA, second and third in Japan. Alternate host country every year. I three game series is ideal because there will be only one long flight between games, and no starter will have to pitch more than one game. I do think most MLB teams could beat any Japanese team, but a three game series gives a possible upset hope for the Japanese team, leading to some excitement.

Maybe this series would increase cooperation between the MLB and Japan. Lessen the 10 year wait for Japanese players to become free agents. With more Japanese players coming to MLB, some MLB players may want to play in Japan where they will start. This may raise the level of play in a Japanese league.


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