It seems like the only time Yomiuri Giants scout Fernando Seguignol looks back is when it's to count his blessings.

Seguignol played eight seasons in Japan and the baseball culture left an indelible mark on the Panamanian switch hitter. Now in his fourth year as a scout for Japan's most storied club and the three-time reigning Central League champions, Seguignol is relishing the lessons he's learning and excited about those he still needs to take in.

"Scouting is a different world. But now that I'm doing it, it's probably the best thing I've ever did," he told Kyodo News recently at Tokyo Dome.