November 14, 2007

Red Sox to open title defense in Japan

I'm not wild about this. History shows that this long road-trip at the start of the season has a bad effect on the teams involved. The only consolation is that they don't count as Boston home games.

Boston Globe:

...the Red Sox agreed to a two-game series against the Oakland Athletics in Japan on March 25-26, and the commissioner's office announced the trip early Wednesday.

With Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima, the Red Sox figure to be an attractive draw for the games at the Tokyo Dome. The Red Sox and A's also will play exhibition games on March 23-24 against Japanese teams.

After the trip, the teams return to the United States and open the rest of their regular-season schedules with a two-game series at Oakland on April 1-2. That originally was to be a four-game set.

Oakland will be the home team for the games in Japan.

Posted by jackhodgson at November 14, 2007 10:01 AM