Monthly Archives: May 2011

Japanese Ball Players who blog

Hideki Okajima and Daisuke Matsuzaka at 2010 Sprint Training in Fort Myers, FL. (Photo by Barry Chin/Boston Globe)

Hideki Okajima blogged about his waiver status today. That got me thinking, how many of those Japanese players maintain their own blogs? Here are my quick research into which current Japanese MLB players who are blogging and other notable websites (If you don’t read Japanese, try Google Translate):

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Hank Conger, a Korean-American catcher

Hank Conger (left), with Shin-Soo Choo of the Cleveland Indians. Photo by John Cordes/Courtesy of Angels Baseball via KoreAm magazine

L.A. based Korean-American magazine, KoreAm‘s May issue is all about Hank Conger, Korean-American catcher for the Los Angeles Angels. Conger is a a third-generation Korean American, born and raised in the United States, and both of his parents are of Korean descent. His story — and his whole family’s story — is an American story. […]

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Kenichi Zenimura, a true Japanese-American inspiration

From ESPN Outside the Lines: Kenichi Zenimura

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. I got an email notice from SABR’s new SABRNation social networking site’s Asian Baseball Committee group (If you are member, please feel free to add me as your contact) about Nisei Tribute Night on May 7th, an event organized by Nisei Baseball Research Projects and Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate […]

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Closer look at Ichiro vs. Daisuke Matsuzaka

Daisuke Matsuzaka faces Ichiro at Fenway, April 29, 2011. Photo by Charles Krupa/AP

The Seattle Mariners were in Boston the end of last month. Boston Red Sox right-hander, Daisuke Matsuzaka started one of the games. The lead-off hitter for the Mariners, of course, was Ichiro Suzuki. Remember how historic that first meeting between them were in 2007? It was heralded Genius (Tensai 天才) vs Monster (Kaibutsu 怪物) by […]

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