Opening Day MLB 2014: 5 Sports They'd Prefer to Watch in Sydney

Australia Baseball Dodgers Diamondbacks for Opening Day MLB 2014
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Opening Day MLB 2014 is Saturday. So play ball! And in the league's unrelenting effort to spread the hardball gospel internationally, the 2014 opener--pitting the L.A. Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks--will be played in Sydney, Australia. Goodbye, peanuts and Crackerjack. G'day, vegemite.

In a spring training interview, Dodgers' ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw sounded lukewarm about dueling Down Under. "I'd love to go there on vacation. I don't really want to go pitch there," Kershaw said. And truth be told, would any rugby-crazed Aussie miss him if he stayed home counting his millions? For your next trip to Oz, here's a primer on five sports Australians do care about, passionately.