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Globalization: CNN, World Series To Move Their Headquarters Abroad

imageATLANTA, Georgia (The Adobo Chronicles) – If the world’s a stage, then the spotlight shouldn’t all be focused on America.  Media giant CNN and Baseball’s World Series are both relocating their headquarters abroad.

In a stunning announcement today, CNN says it is laying off all of its personnel in the International Desk based in Atlanta, all in the spirit of globalization.  The 24-hour news cable pioneer has finally realized that news happens in other parts of the world, not just in the U.S.  So it has decided to move its International Desk abroad, specifically London and Hong Kong. This way, reporters will not be gathering the news via their computers inside their cubicles.

Just minutes after the CNN announcement, America’s Major League Baseball (MLB) told The Adobo Chronicles  that it, too, has decided to abandon its headquarters in Jamestown, New York, and move its operations to Beijing, China.

For many years now, MLB has been criticized for calling its championship series, “The World Series,” when, in fact, it was more of a North American Series, involving only teams from the U.S. and Canada.

Part of MLB’s restructuring would be to open the World Series to baseball teams from all over the world so that it can be true to the name given to the championship game.

Will the Miss Universe Organization now consider moving its headquarters to the International Space Station or Mars?


imageSan Francisco, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Friday’s victory parade for the World Series champs has been cancelled, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced this morning. The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 Wednesday night to clinch its third World Series title in five years.

The announcement came after Lee received a call from from Kansas City Mayor Sly James that the entire San Francisco team has been quarantined for 21 days and barred from flying.

The state of Kansas has declared a new viral outbreak that’s highly contagious, more so than Ebola. The outbreak seemed to have started during Game 6 of the World Series. Tens of thousands of baseball fans, many of whom came in direct contact with the Giants, exhibited severe symptoms of euphoria, nervous breakdown, intoxication, inflammation of the vocal cords and hypertension — all of which were traced back to Game 6. By Game 7, the new contagion tripled, causing the state of Kansas to declare a health emergency. A new symptom — depression — developed overnight but strangely enough, only the Royals fans are exhibiting it.

Upon consultation with the Feds, notably the Centers for Disease Control, Kansas imposed a mandatory 21-day quarantine on all who attended Games 6 and 7 of the Word Series at the Kauffman stadium. Unfortunately, that includes the Giants team.

Mayor Lee asked for calm in San Francisco and promised that the victory parade will be rescheduled immediately after the Giants are released from quarantine.

Madison Bumgarner, who is widely credited for his role in clinching the World Series title for the Giants, tweeted from Kansas: ‘Bummer!’


imageKansas City, Kansas (The Adobo Chronicles) – It all comes down to this. Game 7, the final match between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals, happens tonight. Who will win this year’s World Series?

But first, who will sing the national anthem? Aaron Lewis’ botched rendition of the Star-spangled banner in Game 5 didn’t bode well for the Giants.  It just added insult to injury when considering San Francisco radio stations’ decision to ban Lorde’ s Grammy-award winning song ‘Royals’ from the airwaves for the duration of the World Series.

Now, Kasas City has the last word: it has invited Lorde to sing her hit song ‘Royals’ — in lieu of the national anthem.

Perhaps it is not a wise political move, but the Royals think it is a brilliant psychological strategy to damage the morale of the Giants and their fans going into Game 7.

Who are you going to root for? Lorde or the Giants?

And who will win the World Series title?

It all happens tonight at 5:07 pm Pacific Daylight Saving Time.