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For Eric Campbell, some introductions in Japan have to come with an explanation. Because it’s not everyday you run into a guy who answers to ‘Soup.’

“They don’t really get it here, they ask why,” the Hanshin Tigers infielder said of some of the people he’s come across in Japan. “It’s kind of funny explaining it to them. I just try to explain that Campbell’s is a company of soup. I think everyone in the States with the last name Campbell has the nickname Soup. It’s something that people in college started calling me. A baseball nickname that ends up sticking.”

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