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Old 11-29-2013, 12:52 AM
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I'm considering going to Japan this summer. If so, I would not want to leave Japan without seeing a Japanese baseball game. I'd prefer to see the Swallows play, because of the Shingo connection. In fact, I'd seriously consider wearing a Shingo White Sox jersey to that game.

Has anyone done this? Any tips, tricks, advice? Information about the season?
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:35 PM
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There was a thread on this a few months ago.

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http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ighlight=japan
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:13 PM
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There was a thread on this a few months ago.

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http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ighlight=japan
Exactly what I was going to link to. Homefish - read my post in that thread. You can find a lot out on japanball.com.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:39 AM
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Rather than start a new thread, I guess we can talk about the current MLB-Japan Series here. I'm surprised no one's mentioned it yet.

It started yesterday with the MLB All-Stars playing a combo Yomiuri Giants-Hanshin Tigers team. The MLBers wore their team's uniforms, but the Tigers and Giants wore some old school lookin garb that said AN on the jersey and N on the cap. I guess that stood for All-Nippon and Nippon.

MLB got out to a 7-0 lead thanks in part to Evan Longoria's Grand Slam. But by the ninth, the lead was cut to 8-7, which ended up being the final score. A good comeback by the Japanese, but it fell just short.

Right now, the Japan National Team (former 2x World Champions) leads MLB 2-0 in the 4th. It's on MLBN and MLB.tv.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:07 AM
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Rather than start a new thread, I guess we can talk about the current MLB-Japan Series here. I'm surprised no one's mentioned it yet.

It started yesterday with the MLB All-Stars playing a combo Yomiuri Giants-Hanshin Tigers team. The MLBers wore their team's uniforms, but the Tigers and Giants wore some old school lookin garb that said AN on the jersey and N on the cap. I guess that stood for All-Nippon and Nippon.

MLB got out to a 7-0 lead thanks in part to Evan Longoria's Grand Slam. But by the ninth, the lead was cut to 8-7, which ended up being the final score. A good comeback by the Japanese, but it fell just short.

Right now, the Japan National Team (former 2x World Champions) leads MLB 2-0 in the 4th. It's on MLBN and MLB.tv.

I really wish MLB.TV broadcast this and AFL games. Alas, no.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:08 AM
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Rather than start a new thread, I guess we can talk about the current MLB-Japan Series here. I'm surprised no one's mentioned it yet.

It started yesterday with the MLB All-Stars playing a combo Yomiuri Giants-Hanshin Tigers team. The MLBers wore their team's uniforms, but the Tigers and Giants wore some old school lookin garb that said AN on the jersey and N on the cap. I guess that stood for All-Nippon and Nippon.

MLB got out to a 7-0 lead thanks in part to Evan Longoria's Grand Slam. But by the ninth, the lead was cut to 8-7, which ended up being the final score. A good comeback by the Japanese, but it fell just short.

Right now, the Japan National Team (former 2x World Champions) leads MLB 2-0 in the 4th. It's on MLBN and MLB.tv.
Interesting. I never heard of this. Can you watch these anywhere?
I don't think there'd be a problem with a new thread. This is a totally different topic.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:12 AM
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Interesting. I never heard of this. Can you watch these anywhere?
I don't think there'd be a problem with a new thread. This is a totally different topic.
Showed it on MLB Network last night
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Old 11-15-2014, 07:48 AM
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Samurai Japan no-hits MLB, and thus clinches the 2014 MLB-Japan All-Star Series by winning the first 3 games of this 5 gamer. The last 2 games will still be played, along with another exhibition.

These MLB stars couldn't get a single hit, think about that. It was because of pitching like this https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video/B2esAQOCIAAZrqe.mp4
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Old 11-16-2014, 01:21 PM
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Those Japanese players are no joke. I'd like to see a real World Series, both champs, straight up. The MLB dugout looked thoroughly dejected at the end of that game.
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:53 AM
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Those Japanese players are no joke. I'd like to see a real World Series, both champs, straight up. The MLB dugout looked thoroughly dejected at the end of that game.
Years ago, I suggested here to let the NPB champ have a wildcard spot. Alternate which league from year to year. I feel it's better than having the MLB champ face the NPB champ directly. I'd rather the NPB champ make its way thru 3 MLB teams to get to the Fall Classic. They don't deserve a direct berth yet, IMO.

Neither way will probably ever happen, but I think outta respect for NPB, the WS champs should only be known as the WS champs, and not world champs. We don't know if they'd be better than the NPB champ. Save the title world champ for the WBC champ.
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The MLB-Japan series is over, Samurai Japan ends it with a 3-2 record. The trip ends tomorrow morning with one final exhibition at Okinawa Stadium.
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