It might be hot stove season, but that doesn’t mean that there is no baseball to speak of anywhere in the world. Major League Baseball sent an all-star team to Japan earlier this month to face off against the Japanese national team. Although most teams travel by plane within the US during the regular season (with some exceptions in the Northeast and for intracity interleague games), the MLB all stars rode the Shinkansen between Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagoya. Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh sounds like he might be a transit fan, and several other players offered their opinions about which corridors might be appropriate for high speed rail in the US.
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