Want to marry a TV reporter? Start playing baseball.

Aoki also snagged a TV announcer.

I’ve noticed it before, but lord it’s out of control right now. Reporters, announcers, newscaster, whatever you want to call them, are dropping like flies. For whatever reason they’re marrying baseball players.

Here’s a list of recent developments:

January – Anri Mitsube (NHK newscaster) and Kan Otake (Hiroshima); Saho Narushima (freelance reporter) and Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima)

Undecided – Chiho Nishimori (Sapporo TV reporter) and Kensuke Tanaka (Hokkaido); Maya Kobayashi (freelance reporter) and Handkerchief Prince Yuki Saito (Hokkaido)

That’s just a few that have caught my attention recently. There are surely many other examples. Former Tokyo player, Norichika Aoki, married a TV Tokyo reporter as well.

If you can think of any other examples, recent or distant, please leave a comment below.

About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo's more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it's a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini