Hara Set to Manage Team Japan at WBC

OK, this really looks like it’s for real.  I held off posting until enough mainstream media outlets picked up the story that I could be sure I was not reporting rumors. After Senichi Hoshino reiterated his refusal to lead Japan’s team again, Sadaharu Oh, NPB Commissioner Ryozo Kato, and the rest of the crew flipped […]

Hoshino to Head Japan WBC Team

Update: The good news is that the article below does in fact appear to be a rumor, and probably an unreliable one at that. As of 10/22, Hoshino is still being written of as being uninterested in the job and none less than Ichiro Suzuki called on Japanese baseball officials to hurry up and name […]