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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:

Cuba shrugs off fatigue to beat China at WBC

Mar 8, 2017

Cuba shrugs off fatigue to beat China at WBC

An early wakeup call couldn’t knock Cuba off its game and neither could China. Cuba rebounded from a late-night loss to Japan less than 24 hours earlier by scoring four runs in the fourth inning on the way to a 6-0 win over China ...

Matsuda, Tsutsugo carry Japan past Cuba in WBC opener

Mar 8, 2017

Matsuda, Tsutsugo carry Japan past Cuba in WBC opener

The fans waited as Nobuhiro Matsuda rounded the bases and exchanged high-fives with his teammates. They knew what was coming, and when Matsuda pumped his fist and let out a guttural yell, as is his custom after home runs, the Japanese fans packed in ...

MLB players for 2020 Games unlikely

Mar 7, 2017

MLB players for 2020 Games unlikely

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said the league remains committed to the World Baseball Classic, and later watched Houston Astros outfielder Norichika Aoki compete for Samurai Japan. He sounded less optimistic about the chance MLB will send any of its stars back to ...

Versatile Meng does it all for China

Mar 7, 2017

Versatile Meng does it all for China

Meng Weiqiang may patrol left field at some point for China during the 2017 World Baseball Classic. He’s also going to pitch and might even strap on a catcher’s mask. There’s a chance he’ll do at least two of those things, maybe even all ...

Japan ready to begin quest for WBC title

Mar 6, 2017

Japan ready to begin quest for WBC title

For Japan, the preparation has finally come to an end. The Japanese baseball apparatus has had the 2017 World Baseball Classic circled on its calendar almost from the moment Japan’s run in the 2013 tournament ended two wins shy of a third straight title. ...