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JPBPA meets with MLB’s Senior Vice President, Paul Archey

by on Dec.09, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under NPB

The Japan Professional Baseball Players Association (JPBPA) met with Paul Archey (MLB Senior Vice President, International Business Operations) on Wednesday to discuss a number of issues regarding the World Baseball Classic.  While details of what was discussed isn't entirely known, it seems it had something to do with improvements in the management of the league (by the US), the division of revenue from the games (the breakdown from the 2nd WBC was apparently 33% MLB, 33% MLBPA, and 13% Japan), and the JPBPA's request to receive a portion of the revenue.

Archey also visited NPB commissioner Ryozo Kato to ask for his continued support of the WBC.

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The NPB's Group to Eliminate Organized Crime held a conference on Wednesday and inspected / examined the 147 applications for supporter group licenses for the 2011 season.  They also decided that they will ask each of the supporter groups to refrain from drinking alcohol during games in order to avoid alcohol-related problems.