Baseball commissioner announces Japan will host MLB season-opener next year

Baseball Goes International: Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs to Face Off in Historic MLB Games in Japan

The upcoming US Major League Baseball season will kick off in Japan on March 19 and 20, according to the Japanese baseball commissioner. While no official announcement has been made by officials at Nippon Professional Baseball, reports suggest that the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs could be the teams playing in the series.

Sadayuki Sakakibara of the Nippon Professional Baseball Organization recently met with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in South Korea to discuss the plans for these games. According to Sakakibara, Manfred expressed interest in having teams that would deliver high-quality baseball for these opening games.

The commissioner of Nippon Professional Baseball expressed his excitement about the potential matchup between the Dodgers and the Cubs, but emphasized that nothing has been finalized at this moment. Shohei Ohtani, a Japanese superstar who currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers alongside pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto, has contributed to the high level of interest in these upcoming games. Ohtani’s popularity in Japan has made him a major draw for baseball fans around the world.

The series is expected to be a landmark event for baseball fans in Japan and around the world. With two top teams facing off, it’s sure to be an exciting start to the Major League Baseball season.

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