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Jason Coskrey

Jason Coskrey is a sports writer for The Japan Times. His primary focus is Japanese baseball, but he has also covered soccer, American football, boxing and basketball. He previously worked for the Marietta Daily Journal in Marietta, Ga. A native of Detroit, he is a graduate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

For Jason Coskrey's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Leyland motivated Team USA on way to WBC victory

Mar 24, 2017

Leyland motivated Team USA on way to WBC victory

This, Jim Leyland insisted, was it. After leading the United States to its first World Baseball Classic title on Wednesday night, Leyland said the triumph would be the final act of his long career. “I’m not wearing any baseball uniform anymore, I can tell ...

U.S. trounces Puerto Rico to capture first WBC crown

Mar 23, 2017

U.S. trounces Puerto Rico to capture first WBC crown

It will take time to determine whether the United States’ first World Baseball Classic title was the spark needed to ignite greater interest in the tournament in the nation from which baseball originated, and, most importantly, from its biggest stars. Those answers will have ...

Japan falls to U.S. in World Baseball Classic semifinal

Mar 22, 2017

Japan falls to U.S. in World Baseball Classic semifinal

For six games, Samurai Japan came up with the big hit or made the important play. But in the crucial stanza of their seventh game at this World Baseball Classic, on a rainy Tuesday night in Southern California, the game-changing moment slipped out of ...

Puerto Rico tops Netherlands in 11th, reaches WBC final

Mar 21, 2017

Puerto Rico tops Netherlands in 11th, reaches WBC final

The Puerto Rican players swarmed Eddie Rosario, pushing and pulling, grabbing at his jersey and patting the top his head and the hair he’d dyed blond, like the rest of the team. Behind home plate, Francisco Lindor was off on his own, stripping off ...

Players encouraged by growing interest in WBC

Mar 21, 2017

Players encouraged by growing interest in WBC

Adam Jones on Saturday night in San Diego made the catch heard ’round the World Baseball Classic when he leapt against the wall to rob Manny Machado of a home run. It also was heard around America, where, gradually, the Classic is gaining steam ...

Puerto Rico, Netherlands ready for WBC semifinal

Mar 20, 2017

Puerto Rico, Netherlands ready for WBC semifinal

Jonathan Schoop let the ball bounce off his glove on purpose before catching it. Later, he kicked it to Andrelton Simmons, who tried, unsuccessfully, to dribble it like a soccer ball. When Simmons lost it, another player kicked it back to him. Safe to ...