Merry Christmas!

» 25 December 2011 » In NPB Tracker »

25 years (or so) ago, an elementary school-aged me was the happy recipient of an Atari 2600. I was a lucky kid and had a lot of nice toys, but for whatever reason, playing games like Moon Patrol and Jr. Pac-Man still stands out as a particularly fun memory. Ironically Super Baseball wasn’t very good though.

Christmas Eve is about to become Christmas day in my part of the world, and wherever you are and whether your you recognize the holiday or not, I hope you’re doing something that you will look back on as fondly as I do playing those Atari games. Merry Christmas!

And Daisuke Miura, if you’re reading this, happy 38th birthday!


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  1. Patrick
    Michael Westbay
    25/12/2011 at 8:05 am Permalink

    Have a Merry Christmas and I know I’m looking forward to what happens with Yokohama in 2012.

  2. Patrick
    26/12/2011 at 11:59 am Permalink

    What was that game with the tanks called? you’d shoot each other and your tank would go spinning off the screen. You could be planes too. That was an awesome game. Merry Christmas, NPB Tracker!!

  3. Patrick
    26/12/2011 at 5:51 pm Permalink

    The game was simply called, “Combat.” I loved Pitfall and Donkey Kong. My God, I’m almost 30.

  4. Patrick
    Daisuke Miura
    27/12/2011 at 3:49 am Permalink


    Thanks for the birthday wishes. I will try pitch well enough to make the ichi-gun roster next season and maybe even well enough to halfway justify my massive salary.

    Best wishes to you and yours in the new year.


  5. Patrick
    27/12/2011 at 9:59 am Permalink


    Are you suffering from amnesia? Your salary next year is 150 million yen, 50% down from the previous years. You signed the contract a week ago.

    Shigeru Takada, GM, the Yokohama DeNA BayStars

  6. Patrick
    Daisuke Miura
    27/12/2011 at 5:44 pm Permalink

    Mr. Takada:

    Have you watched me pitch the past two seasons? I am not worth even that much, but I will do my best next season to show that I deserve at least some of the money you are overpaying me.



  7. Patrick
    27/12/2011 at 6:08 pm Permalink

    To be fair 20% of Miura’s salary goes straight to his hair.