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So much of this site is jumbled up and half done with the new theme. Frankly, despite the number of people who like it, it's driving me crazy. I hate to look at it and call this my work. So the Player Meikan section is coming down until I've had time to clean it up and bring it up to speed with the rest of the site.

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Tigers prospects for 2015 ( Tiger Tails ) Tigers finish in 2014 saw an impressive finish and one has to say Wada earned his extra year. However, decision making was still an issue particularly the decision to go with the 'experienced' catchers in the Japan Series. Fujii's incompetence was on display and inability to work with Iwata was cruelly exposed. One would have thought that this finally would be the end of him. However, he will be back in 2015 to wreck havoc. The plus though is Tigers are making Umeno a poster boy along with Fujinami and so we may see very little of the fat one. Toritani will be captaining the side again - more on that below.

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April 1st Iwamoto v Ishiyama - Smart work ( Tiger Tails ) Iwamoto's return was everything we could have hoped for. He was tight and controlled and Swallows had a great deal of difficulty dealing with him. However, there were signs of issues which could dog Tigers later in the season. Once again they found it difficult to score against a side which isn't really the most threatening and their relief pitching was shaky. Scores

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Baseball Bullet-In: Trio of homers lauched Hanshin to title ( Pro Yakyu News ) On 2015-4-4 Wayne Graczyk wrote:
As part of the celebration commemorating the 80 years of the Hanshin Tigers franchise, the ballclub will later this month remember the 30th anniversary of one of the most exciting moments in Japanese baseball home run history.

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Day 8, Game 2 - Tenri (Nara) vs. Kendai Takasaki (Gunma) ( High School ) On 2015-3-28 Goro Shigeno wrote:
I'd ask for a closer game next, but there's a hint of me that doesn't want it. Mostly because if that happens, chances are Tenri will find a way to screw something up. They always do. It generally involves a squeeze bunt that goes awry.

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Korean Baseball Team Literally Delivers Fireball For Season-Opening First Pitch ( KBO News ) On 2015-3-31 The Post Game Staff wrote:
You hear the term fireballer all the time -- too much, actually -- in baseball, but a team in South Korea deserves credit for taking this to the literal sense. The KT Wiz opened its season with a first pitch that was really a fireball.

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Kumazaki calls Gourriel row an 'individual contract problem' ( Pro Yakyu News ) On 2015-4-3 Kyodo News wrote:
Nippon Professional Baseball commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki suggested on Friday that the nullification of infielder Yulieski Gourriel's contract with the Yokohama BayStars is not likely to influence the future signings of Cuban baseball players in Japan.

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Day 8, Game 3 - Matsuyama Higashi (Ehime) vs. Toukai Dai-yon (Hokkaido) ( High School ) On 2015-3-28 Goro Shigeno wrote:
And now the conclusion of the first round. These are the final teams left in their regions (yes, I know Hokkaido only had one, but they're the only ones north of Kanto remaining).

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Mar 31st 2015, Tokyo vs Hanshin ( Pro Yakyu News ) On 2015-03-31 David Watkins wrote:
New boy Naruse overcame a rocky first inning as a Swallow, and with help from his new team’s dependable bats, notched up his first win in a Tokyo uniform.

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Japanese baseball taking cover after foul-ball decision ( Pro Yakyu News ) On 2015-4-5 Dave Hueston wrote:
Japanese baseball officials appear headed for the trenches after a court's unprecedented decision to force a team to compensate a female spectator who was blinded in one eye when she was hit by a line drive at a ballgame.

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Apr 7th 2015, vs Chunichi ( Pro Yakyu News ) On 2015-4-7 David Watkins wrote:
The irradiated cockroach that just won’t die AKA the Chunichi Dragons won it’s seventh on the bounce as the Swallows were shut out over the distance (by an opposing starter) for the second time in 2015.

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