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Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s already 2009… it sounds like such a futuristic year, but here we are.

It’s been an interesting six months since I started NPB Tracker. The site has been significantly more popular than I anticipated, thanks mostly to links from mlbtraderumors.com and Japanesebaseball.com. There have certainly been others, but it all started with those two sites. So, a big thank you and Happy New Year  to Tim et al and Westbaystars-san for their support. I’d also like to say Happy New Year to the others in in the Japanese and Asian baseball blogging community, most notably Deanna, Simon, Aaron and Jackson, and the Tsubame-gun guys; and to Erik Schullstrom, Ted Berg, and Adam Hart.

My goal for 2009 is to spend a little more time creating original content, and a little less time regurgitating Japanese media reports. I’m also planning on writing more about baseball in a Japan, rather than Japanese players in America.

So, to everyone reading this, thanks for a great 2008, and let’s have a great 2009.

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  1. Patrick
    01/01/2009 at 9:04 pm Permalink

    You’re welcome, this is a fantastic website.

  2. Patrick
    02/01/2009 at 1:55 am Permalink

    Happy New Year!

    So when are you going to be visiting Japan, anyway? 😛

  3. Patrick
    02/01/2009 at 9:04 am Permalink

    In about a year, for the 2009/10 holiday season. Not during baseball season, unfortunately.

  4. Patrick
    02/01/2009 at 6:12 pm Permalink

    Definitely give me a call when you get here to Japan next holiday season, then. It’s always great to finally meet the person behind the pen (keyboard?).

    Original content or regurgitation, your words have always been worth a 1,000 pictures.

    Happy 2009.

  5. Patrick
    03/01/2009 at 3:33 pm Permalink

    Thanks for the kind words. I’ll absolutely let you both know what my plans are for my next trip to Japan.