On This Date 3/29/2000

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Major League Baseball comes to Japan for the first time, as the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs open the season with a two-game series at the Tokyo Dome.  Following a trip to the NLCS, the Mets have their big off-season pick up Mike Hampton on the mound for the opener. Hampton struggles to find the plate walking nine as the Cubs win 5-3 with Jon Lieber on the mound.