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Way too Far East

There's nothing wrong with big league teams playing in Japan -- except when the games count in the standings.

Originally Published: March 26, 2004
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- This globalization of baseball is a beautiful thing. Let's make sure that's understood right out of the box.

Thanks to the miracle of globalization, in fact, baseball's high-ranking magicians have accomplished something many Americans have been dreaming of for decades now:

They've figured out a way to make the New York Yankees disappear for an entire day.

"We're just skipping Friday," Yankees pitcher Gabe White reported Thursday, as his team headed for the ...

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