Japan, four others, to have ads on uniforms

Originally Published: March 2, 2006
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

There will be advertising on jerseys at the inaugural World Baseball Classic. Just don't look at the helmets and the sleeves of the United States team to find the ads.

Five teams, including Japan, China, Chinese Taipei, Venezuela and Panama, will have advertising on its uniforms when the round-robin tournament begins on Thursday night. Japan, China and Chinese Taipei will wear advertising for Asahi soft drinks on their jerseys. Venezuela will wear the logo of Maltin Polar malt beverage, ...

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