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MLB's plans for China could include season opener

Updated: November 3, 2006, 2:56 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Major League Baseball is heading to China.

In Japan for an All-Star tour, baseball officials said Friday the sport will open an office there within a month to help promote the game in a nation that has a population of more than 1.3 billion.

"Obviously, there is tremendous potential there," said Jim Small, vice president of market development for MLB.

Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer, also said there was a possibility MLB could play its regular-season ...

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