Giants edge BayStars in 2015 season opener

Mar 27, 2015

Giants edge BayStars in 2015 season opener

Yomiuri manager Tatsunori Hara assured the media everything was all right during spring training as the Giants sputtered to six straight losses at the end of the exhibition season. The games began to count on Friday and for one night, opening night, at least, ...

Jeter, Matsui bring star power to charity event

Mar 21, 2015

Jeter, Matsui bring star power to charity event

Hideki Matsui stepped into the batter’s box for old times’ sake and, with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter watching, capped a special day by sending a ball over the fence and into the right-field seats at Tokyo Dome. One more home run ...

Jeter, Matsui team up for good cause

Mar 18, 2015

Jeter, Matsui team up for good cause

When Derek Jeter was asked whom he idolized growing up, he immediately mentioned Dave Winfield, saying the former Yankees player was “larger than life,” and that he had a poster of Winfield in his room as a child. Then a wry smile flashed across ...

Japan still building for Premier 12, WBC

| Mar 14, 2015

Japan still building for Premier 12, WBC

Atsunori Inaba knows a thing or two about the highs and lows of international competition. In 2008 Inaba represented Japan in the Beijing Olympics, where the Japanese, who, had harbored serious thoughts of gold, were beaten by a group of Triple-A players from the ...

Baseball may slowly be on rise among Czechs

Mar 12, 2015

Baseball may slowly be on rise among Czechs

Among the over 100 or so media credentials issued for the two-game Global Baseball Match 2015 between Samurai Japan and Team Europe on Tuesday and Wednesday were two for Jakub Starik and David Agner, a pair of journalists from the Czech Republic. Baseball is ...