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The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.06 - Foreign Catchers

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The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.06 - Foreign Catchers

3 replies. Most recent reply: Feb 5, 2013 4:59 PM by Guest

*The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.06 - Foreign Catchers*
#yakyu #foreignplayers #gaikokujin

This week I take a look at the various foreign catchers who have played in Japan.


Music: "熱き星たちよ~BayStars Jump" Jazz Version by Yosuke Yamashita & Special Big Band

Research Sources:

日刊スポーツ 2013年 1月 29日
"Wally Yonamine," Robert K. Fitts, 2008

Jun Hirota: [Wikipedia - Japanese]
Charley Lewis: [Wikipedia - Japanese]
Adrian Garrett: [Wikipedia - Japanese]
Mike Diaz: [Wikipedia - Japanese][Baseball-Reference]
Francisco Cabrera: [Wikipedia - Japanese]
David "Dingo" Nilsson: [Wikipedia - Japanese]
Kevin Moscatel: [Baseball-Reference]
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Re: The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.06 - Foreign Catchers

[ Author: Guest: Yakyujohn | Posted: Feb 4, 2013 6:53 PM ]
Ur alter ego?? ... Mickey Plush???

What do think Morgan will abt this season
& in how many games???

Re: The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.06 - Foreign Catchers

[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:34 PM | Posts: 35252 | From: Yokohama, Japan | YBS Fan | Registered: Aug, 2001 ]
I guess the alter-ego thing didn't work, huh? I'm just experimenting with different ways of presenting. A lot of the video podcasters that I like have a short introduction before the usual title and jingle. Still needs some work, I guess.

This Morgan guy seems pretty interesting. He started off as a hockey player? Maybe that's where he gets his game time persona that frequently knocks out catchers? From what I've seen of him so far, though, he seems quite the nice guy.

With him and Aramine in the outfield, the ground that Ramirez will need to cover should be minimized. The fact that Morgan can actually steal bases also has some appeal, even if he gets caught frequently (but not nearly as often as other Baystars!).

Re: The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.06 - Foreign Catchers

[ Author: Guest: No worries.... | Posted: Feb 5, 2013 4:59 PM ]

I wasn't sniping at Ur alter ego....I was asking what his name was, i.e., Mickey Plush. Tony Plush is one of Morgan's alter ego dudes.... Anyway, I wasn't commenting on whether or not it worked!

Yeah, well, Morgan has some other issues, too -- the alleged fan-punching incident included -- but he is engaging and full of bounce, things we can expect from him.....

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