4/11/09 Yokohama (Away)

April 11th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Yokohama BayStars 0 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LWWLW (Yokohama Stadium) After last night’s 9-1 drubbing at the hands of the previously winless club from Yokohama, I was seriously considering asking for a refund for the new Swallows hat that cost me 4,000 yen on Thursday night, should […]

Baseball Rules and Trivia #1

Hello everyone. Now that baseball season is finally here we are all set to follow the progress our our favorite teams and hopefully see them improve on what they did last year – unless you’re from Saitama or Philadelphia, in which case a repeat of last year would be just fine. This past year has […]

WBC: Netherlands 3, Dominican Republic 2

I’m not sure if I can believe what I just saw. The Netherlands beat the Dominican Republic 3-2. This is something for the ages – is it the biggest upset in the history of the World Baseball Classic? Of course it is. Is this as big as the Miracle on Ice? Well, maybe not that […]

WBC: Japan 4, China 0

Japan started off the World Baseball Classic as expected, with a win over China. Back in 2006, Japan beat China 18-2 in a game that was called after 8 innings due to the mercy rule. This time, China was never really out of the game, and although they didn’t score a run, managed to hold […]

Don't forget about Jingu (and Koshien)!

I find it hard to disagree with Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci that Fenway Park is the greatest venue in all of sports. I was even lucky enough to see Billy Hatcher steal home there on August 3, 1992 – a feat no Red Sox player has pulled off since. Nonetheless, this part of the essay […]