Katsuya Nomura – Thinking Baseball

Having read only one Katsuya Nomura book prior to this one (and not liking it much), I picked this one up only because of the man’s reputation as a great thinking player and manager. His obnoxious octogenarian rants, I can do without. Well, this book co

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Toritani NPB’s 2nd Greatest Ironman Ever

On Tuesday night, Hanshin Tigers third baseman Takashi Toritani tied his manager Tomoaki Kanemoto for the second longest consecutive games streak in NPB history with 1766. (The top spot is held by Hiroshima Carp legend Sachio Kinugasa, with 2215 games.) T

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Episode 57 – What to Do with Campbell?

T-Ray talks news, recaps the 5 games over the past week (2 @ BayStars, 3 vs. Carp), chooses a player of the week, and then talks about what Hanshin should do with import Eric Campbell. What’s your take on his fate with the team? Send us an e-mail (t

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Singing Victory Songs

After every Hanshin Tigers win, the crowd (especially in the right field stands) sing through the cheer songs of all that day’s starting lineup, followed by the team song, Rokko Oroshi. Here’s a video from after today’s win. Facebook Com

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Norihiro Akahoshi – The Decision

Last year, I had the pleasure (and sometimes pain) of digging deep into team history to learn about some of the all-time greats. The fruits of my labor are an entire section of the website dedicated to legendary players and elite (and notorious) imports.

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@ BayStars – April 11-13 – Rain-Aided Sweep

Last year, the Tigers had success against just one team that finished higher than them in the standings: The Yokohama DeNA BayStars. This year, the hope was that the BayStars (along with the rest of the CL) would sit below Hanshin in the standings. The fi

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Episode 56 – Early Season Issues

T-Ray is joined by former oendan helper Eric (2008-11) to talk about all the latest Hanshin news. Find out about the incredible fateful moment Eric found Hanshin, his involvement with the cheering squad, and his take on the 2017 team. Together, we discuss

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