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Dave Wiggins

Former longtime Japan resident Dave Wiggins, who was a sports columnist and television analyst in Tokyo, is now a sports writer based in Vero Beach, Florida. He contributes a bi-monthly column on the North American sports scene to The Japan Times. Wiggins, who was a TV sportscaster in Hawaii for several years prior to his time in Japan, is known for his keen observations and acerbic wit. In 2006 he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Foreign Sportswriters Association of Japan.

For Dave Wiggins's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

MLB creates cosmetic rules after high-profile incidents

| Oct 20, 2015

MLB creates cosmetic rules after high-profile incidents

The rule makers at MLB headquarters in New York City should moonlight at Bloomingdale’s Department Store in the Big Apple. They would make excellent window dressers at that hotsy-totsy shopping emporium. Big league bylaw legislators are already ces’t magnifique at establishing rules that amount ...

Brady's handling of 'Deflategate' deplorable

| Sep 22, 2015

Brady's handling of 'Deflategate' deplorable

Some MAS musings on a number of early season NFL developments: ■ If you’re buying Tom Brady’s innocence in the much-to-do-about-nothing Deflategate “scandal,” then I’ve got some ‘gator-infested swampland in the nearby Everglades that you’d probably want to snap up as well. There is ...