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Kagawa Olive Guyners in English

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Kagawa Olive Guyners in English
Hello everyone,

I'm writin to ask you if somebody knows where we can find some news written in English that talk about Kagawa Olive and all the league.

We are all fans of Alex Maestri, the Italian pitcher, but we can't find any news about that.
Re: Kagawa Olive Guyners in English
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:16 AM | YBS Fan ]

Gen's Yakyu Baka site has the most information in English out there for the independent leagues in general and Island League Plus in particular.

Google Translate is useful for getting information directly from the Guyners' official site. It'll even translate directly to Italian.

Hope this helps.
Re: Kagawa Olive Guyners in English
[ Author: Zunflaz | Posted: Apr 8, 2012 1:09 AM ]

Grazie! Really useful. I'm trying to find some good news from the web to put in Alex Maestri's website.
Re: Kagawa Olive Guyners in English
[ Author: Guest: JJake | Posted: Jan 12, 2017 1:30 PM ]

I want to know what is an Olive Guyner.
Re: Kagawa Olive Guyners in English
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Mar 19, 2017 8:48 PM | YBS Fan ]

It's kind of late, but this message wasn't showing up on my pending list.

Nonetheless, a "guyner" is a bit of a play on words with an obscure dialect.

The local dialect in Kagawa Prefecture is Sanuki-ben. [Wikipedia reference] The team's name comes from a combination of Kagawa Prefecture's official tree (the olive tree) and the word for "strong" in Sanuki-ben, Gaina. [Kagawa Olive Guyners Wikipedia page in Japanese] The word gaina is then morphed to look English-ish as "Guyner."

Hope this helps to clear it up.

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