Categories Archives: Miscellaneous

Closing Out a Fine Night

On Tuesday night, I had the privilege of going to watch the Hanshin Tigers face the Chunichi Dragons. Without going into too many details about the game (series recap will come out after Thursday’s match), suffice to say that there was little drama

You Need These Shirts!

Kakehashi Sports – Stylish Hanshin Merchandise Well, not necessarily these particular shirts – they’ve already been on my back, and you’ll probably want something new. Not to mention, even though I like Mauro Gomez and all, heR

Monthly Hanshin Tigers – May 2017

A month of the 2017 season is already in the rearview mirror. If anyone had told me at season’s start that Hanshin would play .500 ball (or better) against the Carp (3-3) and Giants (3-2) combined, I’d have taken it to the bank. And now I can!

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Monthly Hanshin Tigers – April 2017

Yesterday was the first day of the new season! What a wild game! Still 142 games to go, and here’s to hoping the Tigers are in the thick of the chase all the way! (Or that they are running away with the pennant by all-star break!) Click here for Ap

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Fantasy Baseball Returns

Yes, that’s right, ladies and gentlemen. Last season, if you’ll recall, I did an informal “Fantasy Tigers” league with two of my friends. We drafted almost all the Tigers players, and kept track of first squad and farm stats to det

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Hanshin Payroll #3 in NPB

Over the years, Hanshin has been known as a big spending baseball club. This is true to an extent, with the team consistently ranking in the top half of the salary rankings. It looks like this coming season, the team will rank #3, well behind the top two

Monthly Hanshin Tigers – March 2017

Yesterday was the last day of spring training in Ginoza, Okinawa (top squad) and in Aki, Kochi (second squad). The exhibition schedule starts on March 3 with a warm-up game against Samurai Japan, followed by one the next day against Team Australia. Both w

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Monthly Hanshin Tigers – February 2017

This day marks the beginning of spring training every year for Japanese baseball teams. The Hanshin Tigers’ top squad is down in Ginoza, Okinawa, while the second squad opens in Aki, Kochi. Click here for more details about the spring schedule. In a

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