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Japanese players: We’re ready to skip WBC

World Baseball ClassicJapanese professional baseball players are threatening to boycott the 2013 World Baseball Classic because of a revenue deal giving two-thirds of the proceeds to MLB and players union, and only 13 percent to them.

The split is unfair, they say, because the event is popular in Asia and derives a lot of the $18 million in revenues from the event. The Japanese players held a press conference today to air their grievances; you can read more from our sister site, Spring Training Online.

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