Romak adjusting to game in Japan

Mar 5, 2016

Romak adjusting to game in Japan

Surviving the first few days of spring training is the initial step for most first-year foreign players in their adjustment to life in NPB. Japanese clubs don’t pull many punches during camp early on, and feature a much heavier workload than teams in MLB ...

Lucchino says MLB not an easy move for Japanese players

Feb 4, 2016

Lucchino says MLB not an easy move for Japanese players

Larry Lucchino is very comfortable in Japan and it’s no wonder why. Lucchino presided over one of the most successful periods in the history of the Boston Red Sox franchise, as the team’s president and CEO from 2002-2015, and many of the Japanese players ...

Easton making foray into Japan

Feb 3, 2016

Easton making foray into Japan

U.S.-based baseball equipment manufacturer Easton, one of the largest baseball brands in America, is making a foray into the Japanese market, the company announced earlier this week. Along with its products, Easton is bringing along some technology it hopes can help shape the future ...

Fighters head west for spring camp

| Jan 31, 2016

Fighters head west for spring camp

While most Japanese teams headed south to begin “spring” camp and ride out the final few weeks of winter, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters took a distinctly different track and flew west instead. The Fighters touched down in the United States late last week ...