Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
Major League Baseball is eating its heart out.
The NBA already has 1.3 million Chinese fans cheering for Yao Ming. Now the MLB is hoping to find as many fans for Can-Hit Tu.
MLB officials said they are planning on opening an office in China to explore the possibilities of sending an All-Star Tour to China and to promote America’s favorite past-time. Well, it was a favorite until some 10 strikes ago.
Beijing’s 2008 Games will host softball and baseball. London’s 2012 Games will not.
Baseball is hugely popular in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. Why couldn’t a fourth Asian country come to the park and play also.
China will need more ball parks, sponsors, government support, club support, MLB Player’s Association support (good luck on this one), television interest and, of course, fans to pay ungodly sums to undeserving people.
Still, there is a huge potential for almost everything in China. Why not baseball?
What do you think?