The NPB released portions of the 2014 schedule today.
- The 2014 season will begin on March 28
- The All-Star Series will return from three games to two games
- Game 1 will take place at Seibu Dome on July 18
- Game 2 will take place at Koshien on July 19
- Inter-league will take place between May 20 and June 26
- The Nippon Series will begin on October 25 at the CL field
- The start date for the Climax Series has yet to be decided
- The Fresh All-Star Game will take place on July 17, the location has not yet been decided
- The Farm Championships will take place on October 4, the location has not yet been decided
A twelve-team rep meeting took place in Tokyo today to discuss the selection process for future NPB commissioners. Opinions were exchanged during deliberations, but nothing was finalized. Another meeting is scheduled for the 22nd.
Source: Sponichi 8/5/2013