NPB Bullet Points: Koshien Wraps Up, Dragons Get Sick Too

» 24 August 2009 » In amateur baseball, international baseball, Koshien, npb »

Koshien wrapped up yesterday with a wild finale. If you missed it live, you can still check it out in the archives. Standard url-tweaking applies. On to the links…

Japanese Articles:

English Articles:

  • Goro Shigeno live-blogged yesterday’s Koshien final. Despite losing, Nihon Bunri put a great never-say-die effort.
  • With Koshien over, Japan will send a team of high school all-stars to Compton, CA for a three-game series against US all-stars. Gen has the Japanese roster, and before you ask, no Yusei Kikuchi will not take part, ostensibly due to his back injury.
  • Toshiya Sugiuchi struck out 15 Nippon Ham Fighters on Sunday and has quietly put up another excellent season.
  • I’m no Deanna, but I’ve travelled a bit and taken a few pictures. I decided to share a few of the better ones as desktop backgrounds. Give ’em a look if you’re interested.
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  1. Patrick
    24/08/2009 at 11:59 pm Permalink

    I was at the Irabu game in Kochi, and yeah, there were a bazillion photographers there, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t see a single radar gun in the stands.

    Oddly, though, I think that there were seriously like 300-400 people there just to support the Ehime Mandarin Pirates. Not sure if it was all about Irabu in that case, although I talked to a guy in Nagasaki who’s hoping to get more people to the park for the games this weekend when Irabu’s projected to start… the Nagasaki team needs the money pretty badly.