It's likely many who were in Japan on March 11, 2011, can recall exactly where they were when the Great East Japan Earthquake struck.

Japan's pro baseball players were in the midst of spring training, and pitcher Darrell Rasner was gearing up for his third season with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. On that particular day, while the Eagles played in Hyogo Prefecture, Rasner was on a shinkansen with Masahiro Tanaka and a few other pitchers who were traveling to Rakuten's next stop ahead of the rest of the team.

They were somewhere south of Nagoya when the quake hit.