Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The "Evil Empire" in China

Even the New York Yankees are outsourcing:

Joining China to Find a Yao Who Can Hit
BEIJING, Jan. 30 — Two of the world’s most closely watched empires signed a deal here Tuesday. China wants a half-decent national baseball team. The Yankees want a toe in the Chinese sports market, and the chance to find — better yet, develop — Major League Baseball’s Yao Ming.

In a ceremony at China’s national sports ministry, the Yankees’ president, Randy Levine, committed the team to helping the Chinese Baseball Association train and develop young talent while also trying to promote baseball in a country in which it remains virtually unknown.

The Yankees agreed to help establish baseball academies in China and also send coaches, scouts and “player-development people” here in a few months.


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