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Opening Series News and Notes: March 26, 2012

by on Mar.26, 2012 @ 4:57 am, under MLB, NPB

The difference an Ichiro can make...

Mariners vs Hanshin attendance: 42,137

Oakland vs Yomiuri attendance: 26,252

It will be interested to see if the numbers change any with the four teams switching up opponents today.

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The SF Chronicle's Susan Slusser mentions that pitchers are using baseballs from their respective leagues during the exhibition games:

Japanese baseballs are slightly smaller and harder than major-league baseballs; in the exhibition games, the Yomiuri and Hanshin pitchers will throw Mizuno-made Japanese balls, and the A's pitchers will throw standard Rawlings baseballs.

4 comments on “Opening Series News and Notes: March 26, 2012

  1. Trand25

    I don’t think comparing the attendance with today’s game is relevant (The Athletics – Tigers game is on a weekday at 12:00, you can’t expect to have a big attendance…)

    1. Gen Post author

      Indeed. I spaced on that. But I still think it will be interesting to see how many fans come out to watch the Seattle – Giants game tonight.

      Incidentally, and perhaps this goes without saying, but the MLB was smart for making the ticket prices high for the Seattle games.

    2. EJH

      Gen:

      If there is one thing Americans are good at it is squeezing as much money as possible out of a consumer. At least they didn’t kill anybody in this case.

  2. fighting ham

    Balls they can change, but the mound was completely rebuilt as a standard MLB one, which is a lot harder than a standard NPB one.

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