Sunday, April 01, 2007

Globalization of MLB

"Consider the Seattle Mariners. Their Opening Day lineup Monday will feature seven foreign-born players and two Americans -- Richie Sexson and Raul Ibanez.

Consider the New York Yankees, a team that can presumably afford the best talent on the planet. That team has Hideki Matsui and Kei Igawa (from Japan), Chien-Ming Wang (Taiwan), Robinson Cano (Dominican Republic), Bobby Abreu (Venezuela), Mariano Rivera (Panama) and Jorge Posada (Puerto Rico). Those stars complement their American idols Derek Jeter, Johnny Damon and Alex Rodriguez."

From the article "The Changing Face of Baseball" in today's Mpls-St. Paul Star Tribune.

Q: Wouldn't the anti-globalization protectionists like Lou Dobbs argue that foreign baseball players are "taking away jobs from Americans?"


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