Global MLB is on the horizon

Originally Published: March 2, 2007
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

At some points this season, Hideki Matsui might hit a home run off Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka, who will be replaced by Hideki Okajima, who will finish the game won by Yankees starter Kei Igawa. Three thousand miles away, Ichiro will bounce a single past the dive of White Sox second baseman Tad Iguchi, scoring Kenji Johjima with the winning run for the Mariners.

The wave of Asian players is upon us, and from all indications, that wave is going to get bigger. The success of Japanese players ...

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