The last time we wereb in Italy, I was shocked to see what I thought from a distance had to be a soccer pitch (right word?) only to be told that it was a baseball-only field. Apparently baseball is gaining a bit of popularity there.

1. Do the Yanks/other teams scout the non-traditional (ie not listed in the thread title) areas like Europe?

2.Anyone know something about baseball (esp in Europe)? Brit members?