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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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July 1 Fujinami v Ishikawa - Swallows lose their wings ( Tiger Tails ) Tigers snapped their losing streak with a big win over the Swallows in which the batting finally came alive. However, be warned both starting pitchers were terrible with Ishikawa being pulled in the fourth and Fujinami being terrible as well though better than Ishikawa. Fujinami threw 129 pitches over 6 innings and gave up 6 earned runs which was not a good performance. He really should have been replaced after the fifth but once again Wada went for the over-pitching of his starter. And talking of starters despite being given the all clear at hospital Nohmi is going to be out for at least one game. Futagami is likely to replace him. Scores

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A South Korean baseball pitcher has been suspended for 10 games for doping, the country's top pro league said on Friday.


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Cuba opens pipeline of talent to Japan ( Pro Yakyu News ) On 2014-7-5 Reuters wrote:
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