Imae powers Marines past Eagles

Apr 11, 2014

Imae powers Marines past Eagles

The wind may have affected Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles pitcher Takahiro Norimoto on Friday night, but not nearly as much as Toshiaki Imae’s bat did. Imae hit a towering home run in the second and hit a tie-breaking double in the fifth to back ...

Apr 8, 2014

Giants left-hander Seddon set to make NPB debut

After a false alarm last week, Chris Seddon is finally ready to begin his career in Japan. Weather was the issue the last time the Yomiuri Giants left-hander was scheduled to take the mound, with rain washing away what was to be his NPB ...

Giants, Hawks look like class of NPB as season begins

Mar 27, 2014

Giants, Hawks look like class of NPB as season begins

2014 NPB Preview In order of predicted finish: PACIFIC LEAGUE Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks Manager: Koji Akiyama Last season: 73-69-2, fourth It’s still somewhat amazing to consider that the Hawks didn’t win the pennant, or even make the playoffs, last season. As a team they ...

Yoh happy to carry on tradition as Fighters' showman

Mar 26, 2014

Yoh happy to carry on tradition as Fighters' showman

There has been a certain amount of pizazz associated with Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters center fielders the last several seasons. First there was Tsuyoshi Shinjo, who was all perfect white teeth and style. Shinjo was over the top in just about everything he did; ...