ESPN, entering its 30th season of Major League Baseball coverage, has announced it is increasing its number of MLB telecasts in new and innovative locations in 2019. For the first time, ESPN will nationally televise the Japan Opening Series on Wednesday and Thursday, March 20-21, at 5:30 a.m. ET from the famous Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. The series will feature the Oakland Athletics “hosting” Ichiro Suzuki and the Seattle Mariners. The announcement was made in conjunction with MLB.