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Unto moss thou shalt return

Mossy stone lanterns

青鷺

Hiroshima grey heron アオサギ-denoise

Hiroshima grey heron (アオサギ)

大阪アフターダーク

大阪

奥の院

奥の院

Flashback Friday

View from Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan 2010)

Yakult Swallows would be opening up at home today

山田 哲人

Tetsuto Yamada, the subject of today’s photo, has been one of the best and most consistent players in Japan over the past six years. Today’s photo is from seven years ago when he was merely mediocre. Since then, he has averaged over 30 home runs a season (and the season is shorter in Japan–just 140ish games instead of 160ish in MLB) and a batting average over .300. In 2015 he was the league MVP when he hit .329, with 38 home runs, and 34 stolen bases.

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