Happy Opening Day – A look ahead

With opening day just around the corner I might as well throw my hat into the ring and boldly predict how the season will turn out. But, please, don’t rush off to Vegas as I have absolutely no idea what I am talking about. Continue reading


Shintaro Fujinami’s debut

The Tigers’ No. 1 draft pick Shintaro Fujinami made his NPB debut today … and because it’s the Tigers he took the loss in a 0-2 defeat against the Swallows. Continue reading

13 innings, 232 pitches, one high school pitcher

This might be the next phenom implosion waiting to happen, but for now Saibi Koukou’s (Ehime) pitcher Tomohiro Anraku (安楽智大), a second year student who is just 16 years old, pitched a 232 complete game over 13 innings to help his team defeat Kouryou from Hiroshima by a score of 4-3 on Tuesday. Continue reading

Hanshin Tigers off to a nice start

Just like with the Mets I don’t really have any expectations for the Hanshin Tigers this season. As far as I can see they don’t have the pieces to make a run at the championship. Still, just like the Mets they have players I really look forward to seeing them perform. And with the first game of the season in the books it looks like they got things going. For now. Continue reading