Tag Archives: Japanese baseball

“Ichiro the Pitcher in Japan”

Great story from MLB Fan Cave.   Ichiro Suzuki started his baseball career in high school as a pitcher, regularly throwing 75-85 and occasionally 90 mph.  But in his last year, playing as an outfielder with a .505 batting average and 19 home runs, it was determined he should remain in the outfield. 

I love these Japanese baseball videos.  The fans are always wild and enthusiastic, a little crazy.  They love their baseball!  Listening to the announcers is a hoot, and even though I don’t have the faintest idea what they’re saying, you can always use your imagination.   Japan has won the last two World Baseball Classics and has won their first round for the 2012 Classic.  We might be seeing them in San Francisco at the Finals in March, minus Ichiro, who’s decided to sit this one out.  

A World Classic Final between Japan and USA at AT&T Park in March, 2013.  Now that would be something to see.   It could happen ~ stay tuned!

Baseball Videos? These Come With a Warning!

Okay, maybe things were a little slow here today.  I mean there’s still a few more months until Spring Training and the football menu’s been a little lean since  Green Bay and the Niners  clinched their divisions, at least here at our house.   I spent way too much time looking at YouTube this afternoon, but did come up with a few little ditties to share with you.   Honestly, this stuff is addictive.  Take a look and you’ll see what I mean.

Geez!  They must have a really wide strike zone in Japan.  

Ouch!  Don’t try this at home kids.

I see a great career as a majorette if this doesn’t work out!

Seriously, this guy belongs on a football field.  Is there such a position as “baseball tackle”?

Note:  This is the end of my video selection.  If you are seeing an advertisement, my apologies.  It has been placed here without my permission. ~ Ronni, GFBB