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Masahiro Tanaka in the New Year

The major-leagues’ sweepstakes for twenty-five-year-old Masahiro Tanaka, who had an incredible 24-0 record for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the 2007 Japan Pacific League in 2013, is on. Teams figuring to bid high (a lot of money) and far … Continue reading

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The Doublespin Mechanics of Yu Darvish

Yu Darvish, reportedly signed by the Toronto Blue Jays, brings a whole new pitch to Major League Baseball. It is said to be developed by Japanese scientists. Just between Yu and me, the American League East just got a whole … Continue reading

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December 1, 2011, Is Valentine’s Day

Former major-league player (whose potentially brilliant career was cut short by injury), manager of the Texas Rangers and New York Mets, Japanese-championship manager (and speaker of that difficult language to some extent), restaurateur, as well as, most recently, ESPN commentator, … Continue reading

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