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Nippon Professional Baseball

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Today’s photo is a blast from the past, 2009 to be exact. Bobby Valentine was managing the Lotte Marines into the basement of the league standings in Japan, and the Boston Red Sox were heading for another post season in Major League Baseball. Ever since Bobby left, the Marines have been a force to be reckoned with. This year they are leading the Nippon Professional Baseball standings. Where is Bobby? Leading the Boston Red Sox into the cellar of the American League East. The good news is we don’t have to hear him on ESPN anymore.

The shirt worn by this fan is the jersey of Tadahito Iguchi who had just returned to play in Japan after four years playing MLB, mostly for the Chicago White Sox where he was pretty good for his first couple seasons.

One Response to “Nippon Professional Baseball”

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    Japan Australia:

    Love the feeling and atmosphere of a professional Japanese baseball game.

    Japan Australia

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