| Nov 2, 2006

WBC, Nichibei on collision course?

by Stephen Ellsesser

Cannibalism, baby. It’s all the rage in baseball this year. The Japanese players union wants to say sayonara to Nichibei Yakyu, preferring to have its fill of the international baseball season every few years in the World Baseball Classic. If they get their way, ...

| Oct 21, 2006

Future is now for feel-good Fighters

by Stephen Ellsesser

NAGOYA — In hindsight, bringing baseball to Hokkaido seems as much a no-brainer as bringing Trey Hillman in to manage the Nippon Ham Fighters. Hillman has the Fighters just four games from Japan Series glory, and the fans in Sapporo have club officials patting ...