Bullet Points: Japan Links

» 17 December 2011 » In something else »

Yes, it’s the middle of posting season and you’re likely here for updates on Yu Darvish and Norichika Aoki, but my interests stretch beyond baseball. And sometimes they stretch the content of this site… so here are a few articles on Japan I’ve come across in the last week. All are written in English.

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  1. Patrick
    19/12/2011 at 8:16 pm Permalink

    I know the Hafu filmmakers, good people.

    Anyways Giants grab Sugiuchi, Houlton, and Murata. Defending champ Hawks have been gutted by both the Giants and MLB.

  2. Patrick
    19/12/2011 at 11:31 pm Permalink

    Yeah but they have some depth. Guys like Iwasaki, Tatsumi, Ohtonari have to step up. Losing Sugiuchi (for me) is worse than losing Wada. Similarly, Tsu-Hsuan and Imamiya to fill in for Kawasaki. It’ll be a step back but Nippon Ham and Seibu are probably losing Daru and Nakaji.

  3. Patrick
    26/12/2011 at 12:39 pm Permalink

    Thanks for the heads up Patrick! That movie sounds interesting. I had several friends there in that situation. One in particular was very upset at how his Korean blood was limiting his opportunities. There are two D1 basketball universities here in San Diego. Many of the guys who graduated this past year and did not get drafted to the NBA went to Asia. Korea and China have good leagues. Not as good or as rich as Europe, but good. Malcom Thomas just signed with the Lakers and was pivotal in my Aztecs having a Sweet 16 season last year. He was in Korea.