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Dodgers in Australia: Just a step in MLB's plan for world domination
Dodgers in Australia: Just a step in MLB's plan for world domination

SYDNEY, Australia — On the morning the Dodgers landed in Australia, there was a vague reference to their upcoming season-opening series on the cover of the Sydney Morning Herald. There was a small box that included a picture of basketball star LeBron James and the words, "Are the NBA and NFL coming to Sydney?" directing readers to a hopeful back-page article. The gist of the story: That large crowds at the upcoming two-game baseball series between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks might one day lead to Australia hosting NBA and NFL regular-season games. The implication was clear: Australians care about basketball and football, but not baseball. Australia ranks No. 1...

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