Attention Travelers to Asia
As Ichiro gets focused to play in the World Baseball Classic, those of us who occasionally fly east might turn our thoughts to scheduling.
If you’re going to Japan anyway at some point next year, let’s say, why wouldn’t you plan on being there March 3-5? That’s when Ichiro and his Japanese squad play in the first round of the tournament. South Korea, China and Taiwan will also play games in the other T-dome, the one not in Tacoma.
The story I link, from the Mainichi Shimbun, is pretty standard fluff about how Ichiro is excited to play in the classic, will aim to win, and then will prepare for the regular season. But the thought of watching the inaugural WBC in Tokyo is pretty exciting.