MLB is doing everything it can to grow the game and take the show on the road.
At least that’s what they’re going to be doing with the Home Run Derby.
Teams representing four ballclubs in MLB will be competing in a Home Run Derby tournament that will be played abroad this summer.
The tournament will go through the cities of London. Seoul, and Mexico City.
The four teams being represented are the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, and Boston Red Sox.
Each team is going to have a former player, a softball star or a women’s baseball star, a player from the region’s local development system, and a content creator.
4 teams representing Red Sox, Yankees, Dodgers & Cubs will compete in a HR Derby tournament played in London, Seoul, & Mexico City this year.
Each team will have a former player, softball/women's baseball star, player from region's local development system, & a content creator pic.twitter.com/XGKWrwcoAA
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 30, 2022
Taking The Show On The Road
This is big for baseball.
It’s a great opportunity to grow the game and generate a little more excitement around it, while also introducing more people to the game.
It’s a good thing to see baseball expanding its horizons.
This is something that needs to happen after the lockout.
The game needs to recover from the work stoppage and regain its place as America’s National Pastime, and this a great chance for baseball to do just that.
It’s also a great way to recognize the women involved in the game of baseball, honoring them for their hard work and sacrifices to make the game great.
As a result, more people could get involved in baseball going forward, as more interest may be generated around the game.
And taking the show on the road, going to other countries is a great way for the sport to expand its network of fans.
This is an exciting time for baseball and a great chance to grow the game.