Jabari Blash was in demand before the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles' "home" game at Tokyo Dome on Thursday.

When he came off the field after batting practice, a Rakuten staffer led him to a television crew that was waiting for him. When that was done, there was another TV crew ready for its turn.

It's been that kind of month for Blash, who moved into the spotlight with a .304 average, seven home runs and 20 RBIs since May 1.