The Panda is living amongst the Tigers in Osaka.

At least that’s how the Hanshin Tigers and their fans refer to the team’s newest addition, first baseman Jason Rogers. When it’s not “Panda,” his nickname, it’s “Rogers,” and the East Point, Georgia, native wonders, somewhat jokingly, if anyone even knows his first name. Then again, he’s still learning all of theirs, not to mention how to pronounce names comprised of sounds so foreign to him.

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