Category Archives: Japan

JapanBall Trip Preview

Erio will be rooting for the Dragons. In a few weeks, I will be going to Japan on a one-week baseball tour. The details are being coordinated through Bob Bavasi and JapanBall. Bob once owned the minor league Everett Giants … Continue reading

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An Appeal for After Quake Support

Pixiv artist: えいとまん When I was reading late Thursday night about the 8.9 mag earthquake off the coast of Japan, I had the same strange “unreal” feeling that I was gripped while following the Akihabara street incident in 2008. A … Continue reading

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NPB Monday: September 7th, 2009

This week, I’ll lead off by talking about ties, an almost foreign concept in contemporary American sports outside of the MLS. After 12 innings of play in a regular season game, both teams stop and each gets credit for a … Continue reading

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NPB Monday: August 31, 2009

Since the US major leagues are heading in the homestretch in their playoff races, I figured I’d lead off this edition of NPB Monday talking a little about how Japan’s playoff system works. The top three teams in each league … Continue reading

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NPB Monday: August 24th, 2009

Another late evening edition of NPB Monday includes the final inning of this summer’s Koshien tournament and some non-game related activities at Meiji Jingu Stadium. I’ll try to find more inspired material for next week – I was too tired … Continue reading

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