» 15 June 2008 » In npb »

So I’ve decided to start a blog about Japanese baseball. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and I finally decided to get it together and do it. There’s some interest in Japanese baseball with the steady flow of Japanese players in to MLB, but not a lot of great information about Japanese baseball in English out there. Hopefully I’ll be able to help improve on that. I also hope to introduce some new fans to the Japanese leagues, because they are great leagues with their own heroes, legends and rivalries; and to me they’re big league quality in terms of their fan support and drama.

A couple of baseball blogs have inspired me to give this a shot: Tim Dierkes’s www.mlbtraderumors.com, Gary Garland’s www.japanbaseballdaily.com, Michael Westbay’s www.japanesebaseball.com, and John Sickels’s www.minorleagueball.com. If this site turns out to be half as good as any of those I’ll consider that to be a success. Also the response my wife has gotten from her excellent blog from our friends and family, which has been encouraging as well.

Content is king and I’ll try to update this 3-5 times a week, schedule permitting.


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  1. Patrick
    Jim from Sweden
    17/06/2008 at 4:20 pm Permalink

    Great initiative. I love to see Japanese Baseball so I regularly have to stay up during the night to watch them with lesser quality. Yet, I can’t stop watching. Really looking forward to read.

  2. Patrick
    17/06/2008 at 6:44 pm Permalink

    Glad to have you as reader. Enjoy!

  3. Patrick
    18/06/2008 at 12:03 pm Permalink

    Good stuff, keep it up.

    Is anyone aware of any fantasy leagues centered around Japanese baseball?

  4. Patrick
    18/06/2008 at 9:43 pm Permalink

    Not to my knowledge. Anyone out there know?