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

The upcoming US Major League Baseball season will kick off in Japan on March 19 and 20. 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.

According to Japanese baseball commissioner Sadayuki Sakakibara of the Nippon Professional Baseball Organization, Manfred expressed interest in having teams that would deliver high-quality baseball for these opening games. Ohtani’s popularity in Japan has contributed to the high level of interest in these upcoming games.

Sakakibara recently met with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in South Korea to discuss the plans for these games. Despite this, no official announcement has been made regarding the specific location and teams participating in these opening games. However, it is expected to be a landmark event for baseball fans in Japan and around the world.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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