Translation – Hero Interview 7/16/2014

Randy Messenger – Hero Interview (July 16, 2014) Note: The transcript for the interview was taken from this website. I did not hear the original, so I do not know exactly what Randy said in English. Congratulations on the big win, Randy. “Arigato,

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Tigers’ Weekly Wrap-up – July 14-16, 2014

This week was a short one because of the all-star break. The Tigers had just one 3-game series on the road against the Chunichi Dragons. It wasn’t long ago that they got humiliated by this very team and lost their tenuous hold on third place, fallin

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Tigers’ Weekly Wrap-up – July 7-13, 2014

While last week’s 5-0 record was impressive (and much needed), this week would be a true test of the Tigers’ mettle. Beating up on the lowly Swallows and Baystars was one thing, but going up against the two teams ahead of them in the standings

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Interview Translation – Shintaro Fujinami

Keep on Challenging – The Pitching Philosophy of a Young Ace (The original Japanese text is by Kenta Aoshima and was published in a J:COM special baseball insert in March 2014. Find the Japanese original below.) “I’ll wear these things ‘ti

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Tigers’ Weekly Wrap-up – June 23-29, 2014

Things seem to be going from bad to worse for the Tigers. After finishing tied for the worst record during interleague play, they really needed a strong 3-game home stand against the fast-approaching Chunichi Dragons. Instead, they went winless, extendin

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Tigers’ Weekly Wrap-up – June 16-22, 2014

For the fifth straight week, the Tigers have posted three losses. This time, though, because they only played four games, they finished the week 1-3 and are now sitting at .500 on the year. Interleague play was not kind to the Tigers, who finished tied fo

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Tigers’ Weekly Wrap-up – June 9-15, 2014

Can you believe it? For the fourth straight week, the Tigers have won two and lost three! The week started off quite poorly, with the Tigers being shut out for an unfathomable 16 innings in a row. The three they posted against the Marines in game one were

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Tigers Weekly Wrap-up – June 2-8, 2014

The Tigers have now gone 2-3 three weeks in a row. While it sounds bad on the surface (6-9 in their last 15), they have not lost any ground in the Central League standings, thanks to the Carp and Giants also putting up poor numbers. Honestly, the Tigers&#

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Tigers Weekly Wrap-up – May 26-June 1, 2014

For the second week in a row, the Tigers went 2-3. Monday’s game was rained out and played instead on Tuesday. Shintaro Fujinami pitched 8 strong innings, and the Tigers won 2-0. On Wednesday, the Tigers held a tenuous lead going into the 9th, and u

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