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“He just needs to eat the ball,” Gardenhire said of the errant throw.
Twins still waiting for Nishioka to show if he’s a big leaguer
Who looked at this guy and said he was a major league caliber infielder?
He was really an after thought
Make sure that nothing gets lost in translaion, Ron.
"Nope! Fair is... well, it wasn't exactly fair. But since it wasn't expressly forbidden... tough titties! Wow... I never realized how much we rely on idioms."
Did Kaz Matsui have this much trouble adjusting to MLB defensively?
Bobby Valentine, the former big-league skipper who spent seven seasons managing in Japan’s Pacific League, said Japanese infielders come to the U.S. somewhat unprepared for the often dangerous slides common around the bag. … In Japan, meanwhile, baserunners are taught to slide low, making contact with the infielder’s instep or ankle, not wanting to injure their fellow competitors. Nishioka had barely been exposed to the type of slide that will cost him at least the next month.
They said goodbye to Orlando Hudson and signed Nishioka to a 3 year deal as an afterthought?
Don't they use different size balls there? That might affect his fielding.
Bill Smith is simply an idiot
Nope! Fair is... well, it wasn't exactly fair. But since it wasn't expressly forbidden... tough titties! Wow... I never realized how much we rely on idioms.
Wait a second. I thought I heard stories of Darvish specifically practicing this offseason with balls from MLB because the Japanes ball is smaller.
...the MLB rules are, um, whatever metric isn't called.
It's called the British imperial system.
if anything, the NPB one is very, very, very slightly larger
Who called this MF a baseball player?
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