Japanese 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.
RELATED STORIES: Roger Dean Stadium to host WBC qualifier
Share your news with the baseball community. Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a subscriber to the weekly Ballpark Digest newsletter? You can sign up for a free subscription at the Newsletter Signup Page.