Baseball in Japan

Why is MLB going after Japan? Here is what I had to say about the subject on NPR’s Marketplace.

Nancy Farghalli: American baseball isn’t loaded with Japanese players. More foreign players are from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. But Japan has the second-largest economy in the world, and fans with deep pockets. J.C. Bradbury is the author of the book, “The Baseball Economist.”

J.C. Bradbury: If you have this wealthy market, hey, and you have the fan base, you can expand into these places and it means a lot of dollars.

You can listen here— the story is at the 23:15 mark—or you can read the transcript.

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