NPB Bullet Points (2009/08/04)

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It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve actually written about baseball. Let’s get up to speed with a few bullet points.

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  1. Patrick
    John Brooks
    04/08/2009 at 4:24 am Permalink

    Marty Brown’s future in Hiroshima may be in jeopardy.

    Interesting, if Valentine is truly gone with I believes he is unless someone Yokohama or Orix names him skipper to put a face on their franchise, there will be no foreign managers in NPB if I’m right.

    •Is Bobby Valentine the most beloved manager of all time? Maybe.

    I defiently say he’s captured the hearts and minds of Chiba Lotte fans in a way no other foreign manager or any manager for that point has ever done before. Though, I question was he more beloved than Shigeo Nagashima? Nagashima seemed to be the most loved player in NPB history. Though returning to Valentine and the Marines, I do hope that the team doesn’t stray to far away from what Valentine has built there, or otherwise I fear it will be too much like 1996-97 and so on.

  2. Patrick
    07/08/2009 at 1:13 pm Permalink

    Couple of teams in the Kansai League are cutting player salaries in order to save costs and survive. If the league itself survives, maybe it could become a league that is a notch below the Shikoku-Kyushu and BC leagues, if there are demands for it by both players and fans.