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Old 02-24-2018, 10:24 PM
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This post hardly seemed to merit its own thread, but I thought maybe a more inclusive post on past players could take off. I.e., the Esteban Loaiza post could have gone here!

I live in Japan, and went to a Japanese spring training game yesterday between the Chunichi Dragons and the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. Imagine my surprise when Dayan Viciedo stepped up to the plate as the clean-up hitter for the Dragons! He was playing 1B.

I figured I'd look him up, and learned that Dayan has played for the Dragons for two seasons and was selected to the Japanese All-Star game during his first year (2016) in the league. Pretty cool!

He did, however, exhibit some long, loopy, off-balance swings while going 0-2 in the game I watched yesterday. I had to laugh. But hey, he had at least one respectable season for the White Sox, so figured I'd update you all on his current situation!
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Nice idea. Good to have an insider in Japan. I'd love to hear about players over there
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:24 AM
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I saw our old friend Gordon Beckham starting 2B for Seattle yesterday against the Sox. Also saw him boot a ball in short rightfield. He didn't get to use his "strong arm of Beckham".
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:38 AM
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I saw our old friend Gordon Beckham starting 2B for Seattle yesterday against the Sox. Also saw him boot a ball in short rightfield. He didn't get to use his "strong arm of Beckham".
Did he trip over the pitching mound and drop an infield popup while calling everyone else off the play?
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:25 AM
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I saw our old friend Gordon Beckham starting 2B for Seattle yesterday against the Sox. Also saw him boot a ball in short rightfield. He didn't get to use his "strong arm of Beckham".
Pretty cool he is playing just to play, it sure beats working.
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Pretty cool he is playing just to play, it sure beats working.
I agree. If I were a professional athlete, they'd have to drag me off the court/field and forcefully expel me from the building before I'd stop playing.
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I agree. If I were a professional athlete, they'd have to drag me off the court/field and forcefully expel me from the building before I'd stop playing.
Getting over $.5M for the year. Took me a few years to get that, when I worked. I hope we don't have another "Beckham" on the club right now.
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This post hardly seemed to merit its own thread, but I thought maybe a more inclusive post on past players could take off. I.e., the Esteban Loaiza post could have gone here!

I live in Japan, and went to a Japanese spring training game yesterday between the Chunichi Dragons and the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. Imagine my surprise when Dayan Viciedo stepped up to the plate as the clean-up hitter for the Dragons! He was playing 1B.

I figured I'd look him up, and learned that Dayan has played for the Dragons for two seasons and was selected to the Japanese All-Star game during his first year (2016) in the league. Pretty cool!

He did, however, exhibit some long, loopy, off-balance swings while going 0-2 in the game I watched yesterday. I had to laugh. But hey, he had at least one respectable season for the White Sox, so figured I'd update you all on his current situation!
I'm heading to Japan next week (3/9) for two weeks. Will probably take in a game in Nagoya while I am there.
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