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LuvSox
11-14-2005, 10:39 PM
Tadahito Iguchi visited the home of Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and gave him a bat, WS Champs hat and and one of his jerseys today. I can't find a link anywhere, all of this breaking news comes from Yahoo mlb photos.

MyLifePeakedAt21
11-15-2005, 12:20 AM
Enjoy folks!

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Sly
11-15-2005, 12:51 AM
I love the Gooch ...

This may have been addressed elsewhere, but is Tadahito the first Japanese player to win a world series?

Sly
11-15-2005, 12:56 AM
To answer my own question: Hideki Irabu won with the Yankees, but I think Tadahito is the first japanese position player to win the WS

soxfanreggie
11-15-2005, 02:14 AM
Someone should ask the Prime Minister's logo patch will come off. :tongue:

Seriously though, it sucks that a lot of people got the shaft on their merchandise.

SoxFan78
11-15-2005, 10:02 AM
Too bad the Gooch didnt get to take the trophy with him.

Deuce
11-15-2005, 10:10 AM
Too bad the Gooch didnt get to take the trophy with him.Did he ask to?

Madvora
11-15-2005, 10:18 AM
These are great pictures

voodoochile
11-15-2005, 10:37 AM
These are great pictures

Next thing you know, there will be advertisements in Japanese behind home plate on rotating ad board.

NonetheLoaiza
11-15-2005, 11:41 AM
Next thing you know, there will be advertisements in Japanese behind home plate on rotating ad board.

Not that that's a bad thing. :D: (well, the japanese part at least.)

oeo
11-15-2005, 11:47 AM
Next thing you know, there will be advertisements in Japanese behind home plate on rotating ad board.

I thought there actually were a couple this year? Maybe not, but I could of swore I saw them at some point in the season.

voodoochile
11-15-2005, 12:22 PM
I thought there actually were a couple this year? Maybe not, but I could of swore I saw them at some point in the season.

Maybe you are thinking of when the Sox visited Seattle. They have had them for a couple of years.

bobowhite
11-15-2005, 01:00 PM
Maybe you are thinking of when the Sox visited Seattle. They have had them for a couple of years.

There was a Prudential Japan sign with Japanese on it. Of course, it only said Prudential Japan" in Japanese.

bobowhite
11-15-2005, 01:01 PM
To answer my own question: Hideki Irabu won with the Yankees, but I think Tadahito is the first japanese position player to win the WS

Irabu was on the 40 man roster of the Yankees at the time, but not the 25 man playoff roster. Technically, he didn't win it.

lostletters
11-15-2005, 02:49 PM
Actually quite a few games from the White Sox were broadcast in Japan, OUTSIDE of the games with Seattle. I think there is entire cable and satelite networks in Japan that carry nothing but American baseball.

The person noticing the Japanese signs was not dreaming.

I think the White Sox did secure more games to be broadcast in Japan this year. It is almost garunteed when you sign a Japanese player. I think next year the numbers will increase substaincially. Also I noticed there were now Japanese tourist groups that go to Sox games on a regular basis now.

Additionally the White Sox are working on numerous deals in Latin America.

MadetoOrta
11-15-2005, 03:26 PM
Iguchi's homerun off Wells was the loudest I've ever heard the Cell ..... until Pods' homerun. What a magical year. That DVD better be good. I expect to spend much of my Christmas holiday watching it over and over.

antitwins13
11-16-2005, 12:38 AM
How about a giant billboard that has a ticker from the Japanese stock exchange?

hellenicsoxfan
11-17-2005, 09:25 PM
Chicago White Sox - the International Good Will Ambassadors of baseball.

soxfan1965
11-21-2005, 07:05 AM
To answer my own question: Hideki Irabu won with the Yankees, but I think Tadahito is the first japanese position player to win the WS

Probably true. Lenn Sakata (ethnically Japanese) won the WS with Baltimore in 1983 (starting one game I believe) at 2B, but he was born in the US (Hawaii).