Just imagine it’s January, 2020, and you’re sitting in your box seat at Sydney Harbor,
watching the Melbourne Aces and the Seattle Mariners in the playoffs. It could happen. It’s not really so far-fetched, especially since the ABL is 75% owned by the MLB (yup, our very own Major League Baseball, who knew?) and 25% owned by the Australians. The inaugural season for the Australian Baseball League is 2010-11. It would sure solve the problem we diehard fans have about what to do with those postseason blues that hit after the playoffs every year. Wouldn’t it be great to watch a World Series game in 80 degree weather in January? Just saying….. something to think about. I gotta call Dan over at Diamond Baseball Tours and put a bug in his ear. It’s never too early to plan! Tickets please!
- Commissioner Bud Selig will ‘seriously consider’ expanding playoffs (sports.espn.go.com)
- Expand the Playoff Field? No Thanks (bats.blogs.nytimes.com)
Let’s hope we don’t have to wait until 2020 to see the Mariners in the World Series! And how would we get our motor home to Sydney for the games? (We have a dream of starting at Mariners’ spring training, then going on a marvelous road trip throughout the season, ending with the World Series in Seattle.)
What a great idea. Let me know when you do this….I’d like to follow you! (On paper of course) GFBB