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Whenever the Yomiuri Giants were scheduled to play at home, I knew my phone would ring.

“Are you going to Tokyo Dome?” Wayne Graczyk would ask. He wanted to know how many seats to keep free in the press box and how many doughnuts he should buy at Mister Donut, and later Krispy Kreme, to bring with him down the Sobu Line from Kichijoji. He’d pass the doughnuts out to some around him in the press box. All this was unprompted, it was just Wayne doing something nice for others, which he often did.

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