Mar 23, 2017|
World Baseball Classic talk, and Linfield Prof Chris Keaveney joins the guys to talk Japanese Baseball.
More on the WBC, and your first dive into fantasy baseball this year.
Chris joins the guys to talk about Japanese baseball and how it ties with their culture. Also talks his new book!
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He's always much more. Q aren't. This is the hot corner which terrorism lynch and deep dive on baseball on the hottest topics in sports. Now here euros for the hot corner country terrorism might flinch being new to the club how do you feel about the way things have gone for the Indians so far. I'm the only winner on the team. The rest of the losers do what choice but birth blow hot corner where there. Or somewhere and Sean 2 and 88. O'clock. And program. What the man who would be hot corner. I guess today must feel Wednesday. Am but a more important Wednesday and any other Wednesday like I can even be around the bush right now. I am so glued in and so jacked. About this World Baseball Classic Ian Kinsler just wind deep. For a two run homer to put USA 20 reported dollar eco. That he did I was doing my update and I saw your hand shoot to this guy and I. Quickly with my peripheral vision glance to left. And saw ball low going over center field but this is what's so tough about the World Baseball Classic and this is kind of our theme of the showed today. Is World Baseball Classic is I as an Indians fan I hate Ian Kinsler again despise the man I want him to fail. But he's rock in USA on the front none jacked about the home run ages it. Yeah I kind of helps in general when your watching any sport of people issue behavior watching them play in the national team whether it's. DM BA when you're seeing teen USA play in the Olympics mirror that soccer. I'd like to watch some in the World Cup and their players on their that you probably hear a guarantee a lot of you guys up there don't like Clint Dempsey. Because of his attitude but when he's on team USA used once scored goals in new album has to produce guarantee you don't like Carmelo Anthony but when he score points and team USA you love them. Can you imagine if you were an English if you're English and rooted for the England national team and you're like an arsenal fan right. And you're like oh Jamie Marty scored a goal right Harry K don't know Arianna Darby and got a reporter can earn your opponent of reform don't mean to monitor country yeah I think everybody let's that goal let's that go aside and it's it's so tough. Like for me is an Indians fan. The United States is playing Puerto Rico right now. A for the championship in the World Baseball Classic who's the starting shortstop from Puerto Rico. Carlos current no he placed third base though frank human door frank you indoor play short and for me it's like. The most lovable entertaining. Up and coming superstar in Major League base all plays short from Puerto Rico of course I want them to do all your plane America I eight. It's like that fantasy football Matra. You know like year your Broncos fan yes so as growing up for a long time as charger fan not anymore. I would never want it meant going humanoid yet ranked. I would never want Peyton Manning on my team because if he's playing the chargers. People like oh well I hope he throws for four touchdowns and loses. So I know. I wanted to throw for four touchdowns at all. I want my team to shut out that often. Depends how much you care about your team vs your fantasy team. It becomes a tough question is an important game for your fantasy team is an important game for your real team what matters more is it okay if the chargers lose because they're five and eleven. But Judy paid many of her four touchdowns cruiser in the playoffs semi finals oh my real team dominates my fantasy team I missed that that would be the conversation for a lot of diplomats sensed. It's funny though ends for those of you listen to the show freely regularly. You'll notice I'm talking. Dare I say excitedly. About the World Baseball Classic and I will admit. That. It was the Netherlands Puerto Rico game the first semi final. A great game got its claws in me. That's great game I barely I watched. A little bit of DR vs US in the game prior to that in the last group staged in met up with the US in the semis or just maybe it was a quarterfinal on an. A clearly there wasn't paying attention yet a watchable battles ago cooler on Lincoln called a great catch Adam Jones I detached house are details like who great catch some. By L'Oreal one Oreo crime a rush Jolie and you're seeing Machado Doolittle helmet split really like I love you Adam Jones by nature right now. I like you all the time and in baseball talked a bit I'm. But see malice like all that's pretty awesome great catch by Adam Jones and then. The semi final was on at six so on. Monday. A put it on while we're here doing the club. In I was riveted to it and I went home and I washed or while ate dinner I didn't finish the game but I watched a lot of it in I was like man that was exciting. All that's right the US plays tomorrow. Only you know who's watching Mac team this guy you know who watched that game this guy and all of a sudden because of that one catch. Which I didn't even see it live I Sauna in a clipped a lot still lives and mended the Netherlands Puerto Rico game. I was hooked and I don't know what changed maybe it's because these games mattered more than group stage games but for whatever reason it caught me. May be ill or laws and I guarantee this is at war in the break between the tournament weekends. Probably I was really high for the tournament I was filling out my bracket I was looking ahead to the games and they all finished and the semi finals and finals were Monday Tuesday Wednesday there's no college basketball certainly an idea these three days so I went to watch this and it got me. I think you've got a good point there I also I mean am Major League Baseball and just. Everyone else outside of that hole could have done a better job. Promote team. This tournament. What you're highly promoted on the it'll be an hour I know and what what I do like who wants to watch Judge Judy and wheel of fortune tonight on fox. Leg let's put this game on. You know it's on ESPN two right now in Spanish. How was it not on ESPN one well. In English and Aaron knock in a month and I'm not knocking the Spanish telecasts but it's like. This is meaningful baseball. In more rich is that not what we're trying to build. This tournament to be it's not on ES PM because of rights fees and I'm assuming. Because this is a Major League Baseball created term I believe and they're gonna put it on their own network to promote their own network of Serra. But. I don't even think yes pin is right for this I think that if you want this to succeed. You have put it on network television oh put profile he's got to put it on fox there's no reason fox shouldn't be chairing this game right now exactly and even if it's just the final. Just occupier with fox. That's what builds momentum moving forward because look. You don't get the MLB network as part of your regular TV package right you have to have the extra sports package to get and will be no market is along with. It's not even basic like expanded team Motorola like you have to have sports back reichel on the comes with the SP and you Big Ten network anti small line all decent sports yeah I think FS one might be. Exempt from now but all the oval the seven if you're on Comcast the 723730. Range. Generally comes of that package it'll be network's 731 one in grade eleven channels creator as far as for most of my time to prepare but. That. You need extra packages to get it maybe not all cable networks and on all cable companies but at least on Comcast the the biggest one here outside of the dish. Is you need that so it's not easy to find you might not have it and if you do. You're even else going on if its on the bigger channels. Advertising on the bigger stations then he'll now but it's only really advertising in a movie network and that's why you really can't got lost in the shuffle. They'll say USA is indeed championship game for the first time in their. Life in the World Baseball Classic but I couldn't agree more. Talking about. Who should be covering this and expanding this is a whole another story we can get into that. And another time but oh only an adult or Lee. One -- the show I mean and heavy World Baseball Classic today coming across in the 8 o'clock our Ernie fifteen were in dime and a famous C. Baseball I know Mike Scott got a league coming up I've got two leagues. Coming up that we have dresses we can sweeter Jenna tried to. Fill you in the with some fantasy held there in the 8 o'clock are also at 730 where in a great interview. That's gonna dive straight into the life of Japanese Baseball which if you've been watching the World Baseball Classic. If you know anything about baseball the Japanese culture of baseball is unreal. Like those people love this stuff. And it started before 19100. I'd love to think Winfield for reaching out to me saying hey we got a professor here who's an expert in Japanese Baseball EB grip your baseball show you wanna Mon. Of course that's sounds incredible will be having a monster compared. Yeah that's going to be great so stay tuned for that you can find us on Twitter Mike is that Mike Lynch when he seven you can find me and PDD 085. No no Joseph Fisher in the house tonight he is busy so. Sorry Joseph I guess you don't get any love on your Twitter and its. Some well he's not going to be written music because I'm just playing whatever from the rotator like my throwing to a you do that this is old school session of the hot corner walk into that next this is the hot corner on 1080 the fan. This is above hot corner where terrorism when John Kennedy program. 718 here on for the stores later detonated a fan. Mike's run in the board it's a day which is kind of cool its little old school. It's old school. Material will call it cool for us and I much prefer to be sitting. Across from you in the same room not the cross music through window yeah it's weird I like turn up the headphone level so I can make sure I hear you. But then I hear myself too much and you're like I'm totally thrown off. We see you leave it quieter in the air because I mean merits she could just hear me naturally yep and I and I leave a little bit so right near Joseph when he's got to tell me like. Behind the scenes stuff right. That's weird. Wolf behind the scenes confusion for your ears yeah I'm Humphrey and Al Manhattan. America's 20 on Puerto Rico here in the bottom of the third. And we're gonna spend most this hour just kind of chat World Baseball Classic stuff and there's some. A couple of things that I wanna get to that I really love about the World Baseball Classic is. First off I kind of love the bulk he's Dominican. Cool. Oh yeah she's Venezuelan. Cool. I kind of like that aspect causes a lot of big time superstars on all these teams well it Miguel Cabrera was young Venezuela Venezuela Colombia more than he had clean up hitter for Venezuela yeah I guess that is tried to do that a lot when I was like we're looking at how that's Mike hello. Carlos Gonzales is on that team okay yeah yeah no idea but then there's guys void. How is Seth Lugo pitching for Puerto Rico right you're like oh well Louisiana you have no other Judith are all right we're doing is I'm assuming there's some weird connection but. Like he's not I don't. If you Puerto Rican. Or is she just not on the US team and he has some bloodline of that rhetoric can and cannot be on the team. It's just it's weird up cabinet here just into Bryant little side thing to it right and what another thing that I really love is the long jam that is the infield from Puerto Rico. They have hobby by as Francisco indoor and Carlos Correa three deeds that are all naturally short stops. And by as has proved that he came. Play thirty and placed second and he's bound surrounds basically their second mission in Chicago and right right but correct but he came up as a shortstop yet. Any played third a little bit before Bryant showed up and now he's on Puerto Rico and he's playing second. And Correia who I think most people assumed would be the next superstar shortstop. Is playing third. Because Francis school indoors playing short now is that more indictment only endured not being able to play multiple positions or because they think we indoors better. I don't know I I guess you're crazy he's been Correia probably has a better hormonal door I looking sell as well yeah I mean he's bigger he's more athletic. On the thing you watched I mean even the net relations. Andra ten Simmons if I'm saying his first name right yeah he's the shores sub for the angels yet he played short and they move Sander Bogart's. To order DD were great supporters she was on the go on their shoulder baby boy you have heard of the last game he got hurt was he playing for the turn I would imagine you played short. Welker and they've put Simmons at second I don't know he would DD at second yeah throughout assume it jerks and pro farce in the outfield it. Well he played some optional protection suits by all yet you played forty games in the outfield for us and does it switched and he must follow Pena. I think maybe not really that's one of my favorite things the also the other favorite thing is. America is kind of good that America with a favorite team USA was the favorite in the beginning in Vegas to win the world is a which blows my mind because no starter on America is actually. Worth beans like if we get are not now worth beans I should say but if we could really have our guys they can you imagine Chris Sale. On the mound right now true by Chris archer was the number one guy he's really good on his good jury had a badger last year but yet it was like Kershaw sale. Matta some bomb garter it's your 123 if it never is you don't mean Kershaw sale Baumgartner leg we dominate the air with Trout and harper in the outfield. But no we don't get day instead all the other countries shame on us and bring their absolute best players. And for the most part yeah but it's just it's weird because during spring training that's that's the other part that it wasn't that kept me from being interest in an early. It is it's during spring training there's innings count some of these players whom did you see that Edwin Diaz had to go to the Mariners and begged. To get extra innings allowed because they were playing tonight. No I didn't hear what happened for map but he had reached his limit he wasn't gonna be allowed to pitch in the final and he's like the best relieve from Puerto Rico FEMA did this really is well. A slowdown which who is really good but there's innings limits and you had. Four Q was that it was the US was playing. Colombia. And Jose can Tonto starting epic duels Colombia and he was thrown a no hitter. And it was a conversation during the game that they were saying all they can't let him go they got up on the floor I'm all I'm totally give up ahead in the sixth but. I can't believe I can imagine a White Sox were happy about that will there from pitch counts exactly as the spring training and good or not she informed. So now that that's the caliber of words like that's why it's not as good as it could be because you're not getting the best players. Consistently at least right you're on count one accounts like Buster Posey saucer for the US today because. I'm assuming there's a limit on how many games he can catch in a row so they're putting Luke Croix which rising just as John of the loop current couldn't. Couldn't manage a pitching staff his life depended on it. Right and Buster Posey is the best catcher in baseball easily easily comes out more American catcher and he's only got four no hitters in a perfect game and won three World Series in about an idol I mean an outing he only played well Bristol yes and no big deal in a week but that that's what makes it kind of negative to me. Is is that aspect of it which is why last aggressive maybe if it was in the all star break you be more interest and he didn't like that if you just may be extended the breaker or did so I don't want extended too much because the season already goes on until the number now but. If there is some way that you can do it so that it happened when people work didn't need to be on limits all the teams Beisel put their best players on limits 'cause it's like hey this is just exhibition. We need them for the season. We saw her glorious get hurt not that he would mean gotten her in spring training but we saw him get hurt playing in the World Baseball Classic he's out until the end of April now for the Yankees. Back kind of stuff is the other concern that too it's it's like a really serious tournament. But it's not. Right and I'm an IM I think guess at this last week I would love if this tournament was played late November. An almost do Pro Bowl NFL style. Where it's like hey Corey clover you clearly pinched. You know ten games of the first second in the World Series rounds. You don't have to pitch. But the frank you indoor a year hitters so you should play from Puerto Rico and do the right after and keep that. Momentum in baseball going what we've seen it with the NFL that doesn't work players don't go to the Pro Bowl. You're moving it in between the championship deems enemy Super Bowl players should choose not to go. I mean obviously the Super Bowl players don't go all the pleasures like cannot match I'm didn't put it the same time. Columbia Puerto Rico Domenica. Japan and Korea all those guys they're best players show up it's only America. That's not showing up. But that would still be the issue I think if it was after the season. Actually to be honest reminded me more of an issue with all of the countries after the sees you think so because. They just played a 160 few more plus games. You think they wanna go. Give a 100% effort in a month where they normally. Art kicking back relaxing and not even strength training yet I don't know man I can take like three weeks off and and jump right back in you wanna give up those three weeks ago when the World Baseball Classic I think those guys love their country a lot more than our guys maybe. That that's my point that's why it's spring training. And Mike Trout who seems like a pro baseball. You know phase of the game. And very America in. Why would he not play. But if you've been out of the playoffs. For all of October and you've had October arrest when I shall late November. In a rounding given a shot you know I look at Andrew McCutcheon and McCutcheon has looked better. In the small sample size. That he's played in the last two weeks they need all of last season all I I I agree image correction showing map this morning animal been our he looked. Right elbow is back to the correct spot or you yeah I focused on Matt. But again. We're in spring training these guys are getting warmed up for a season so they're willing to play. I I'm just telling you I think if he moves the end Val would be even worse than it is now in terms of show off from players and I think even. Yeah I think you even get little baseball fatigue at that point from viewers right now I. Did well especially after the light emotion and passion that doesn't that cubs in the world stories and it's like wait a getters for America I'm thinking about that I'm thinking and baseball managers went through six months of baseball right now baseball fans are jacked 'cause the season starting. And all we talked about street trader can watch this puts a meaningful game aspect it's perfectly timed for bats yeah but not for in terms the game and. I see on that that makes a lot of sense when we come back we're gonna have a fantastic. Interview chat about. Some. The way baseball is played in Japan the way he. We view that and how that portrays to what we have in Major League Baseball right now it's 728. You listen hot corner here's Mike was sports terrorists away and Sean two and eighty social and 732 here on ten is playing this is the hot corner would do this bad boy ever single nine. We're about to be joined by Chris came any the professor of Japanese department of modern languages. The man here has a new book out. He comes from Winfield college she has a new book out solid. He contesting the myths of samurai baseball. And we thought this be a fun opportunity to bring him on to chat a little bit about kind of the differences in probably the two biggest leagues. A baseball that's going on Chris are you doing my man. Prevent short term effort. Yeah no problem man this is so exciting with the World Baseball Classic gone and we think you and all your people down their Lynn field for reaching out to us. This is pretty cool I mean Japan has won two of the first three World Baseball Classic first four world baseball classics. And dad they had a hell of a game last night with united season marriage USC game I imagine. I did yet in Connecticut and I'm quite Japanese. Attack that we're encouraged that got him it was a it was a great kid and their ultimate you know except. That would have been before. A classic safari that the Japanese also encouragement that we took decent. So I did a great great certain Christian and you know so with a sort of didn't come I would love. That seemed hesitant and candidate this deputy final groups but certainly containment efforts it's sort of front porch. Went to the one thing that's really cool that you know I've I think most diehard baseball fans know this is that Japan has created. Almost their own. At a Tony one assailant style they gave birth baseball over there almost as much as we have. I mean they created baseball and what they 1890s. It goes back and you can kind of have a long history and and and I can think they have it's it's believed in the way in Japan since it. And essentially does what when national pastime that in the future. In the sense that there's really no other sport that challenges baseball as it would have ripped of course four majors and other sports as well. And and potentially go for peaceful. So they can have their own brand that they refer to as camera baseball that there's there's. Somebody can push me to pretend that there approach the games one that they do they believe inspectors kept and the difference and that maybe. In some ways and respect that Japanese if you feel that the player didn't request. Well bros gonna go with with my first question is watching the game last night it almost felt like every player in the lineup for Japan. Had a very. Similar if not the same batting approach and I mean to to mean to a guy who doesn't watch Japanese Baseball too much. It almost it almost felt a little boring because like all they're all slap hitters are all trying to it to dart out of the box immediately there'd you know that we saw with Ichiro it's a certain style of play. In Japan I'm assuming that's not viewed as boring. And it is it is an exciting or is there are things that are different that are missing just gonna watch the MLB your -- can you kind of discuss that. Yet there's a certain characters after the game that stepped up. It is important that the person is much individuality and and I won one way of looking at it is where has struggled for most fortunately you've been formed in the states. Didn't do that is to individual or individuals you know we're together as a team I think in Japan. One way to look at it is that most your latest achievement and players who can contribute to that that whole. And so. Abuse we thought oh that's unfortunate but the music didn't. When Japanese I would have is a player. I was this from the first with them. With Richard to accurately and they're always been confident I think it was a message which could expect that they've been purely because there aren't. And so and I think that's. Yes and they're there isn't certain predictability about the game that might be could be pivotal point attempt that attention to fourteen which as pals and in and emotional much. That just to make his cup where did you view you recruit perfect for the purpose and it's it's. In protecting the 400 that you didn't find satisfaction and that's that's part of your question again. Now lumping minute that's also happening out any stages in Korea you're seeing the almost the exact opposite you're seeing that flips and extravagant celebrations and it's almost becoming. Like kind of a cold classic here watching the Korean highlights to see the best clips. Is there any sort of like a rivalry building between the two countries I know it's no different cultures have different styles but great Korea's kind of growing too or you see Max grows or Hillary. Yeah attention because I added an assist first actually with soccer to debate difficult is the World Cup. Appears not to go to the government to get. 2002 I think it was a. I didn't think potentially significant event the differences in terms of video approached it took action but. The principle that both pleaded potential for a lot tougher when Koreans first or playing baseball of course it was a Japanese colony of for the war. And I think they belong to and they asked if they execute to the kind of December baseball marble steps that's ten vibrations but I think during Michigan's receipt you received media didn't. Drink. As it's a slogan like Houston described that the government and the national culture dynamic Korea can just see a certain dynamism. Which flies in the face of some of there have been erected persevere game. And a little disappointed that you and other other Arab countries as well as expected it. And of course we're 21 oh well they've been observed that these video if they were. Japan and Korea were from a guy that finished second of that missile classics ever good tradition there as well I think they think you know great pleasures can can can Japanese in this person. We are joined here by Chris key many of these professor of Japanese department of modern languages down at Bloomfield College. And I cut one kind of want a big impact piggyback on that excuse me. And talking about. So in key insular was quoted today the second baseman for the United States plays the Detroit Tigers are familiar with the man he came out today and kind of criticized. He Puerto Ricans the dominicans some of the Caribbean teams for there. Flashy extravagant. And everyone in the Doug asked cheering and they got and signals. And when I look at the Japanese playing. Somebody has a home run and I look on the outfield in their. They're banging their thunder sticks in everyone's Jack is this kind of what we could use stem release sparked. Major league baseball league going dizzying Chisholm was very critical of it and I wonder if that's more of maybe the way we should be going in baseball. Do you want a particular the World Baseball Classic again and again it took attention she gets to what what's incident comes in and that's equivalent to World Cup for example. I don't I think it does trying to national tradition that he would you especially. Of course Greg major leaguers were not American born. I don't but but plenty picture for the country different thing and she gets to I think first person I think didn't assume this is for that is great. One of the things that summit students from the go to Japan accepts that he brought personable person asserted here. It is good to see baseball game in the fifth and it's so my habit and spoke. I think as a matter to have troop casualties in Japan to different cultural experience and the this and in fact a cultural experience consistency you do what you need. Can't support the continuation of that shouldn't. Is that the team collections. Until that I can get dynamism that that communities. I think it is a big omission that is as critical cases. Challenges from writer sports I think it has student in all places Japan as well I think it's I think you have to between Egypt and and that's. In the past and British. I can and to have pluralism and I think that's 11 way would we see that. Now I know one of the top pursued to discuss in the book that's coming out soon contestant amidst the samurai baseball's not only just Japanese Baseball would also. How it affects culture or how culture affects it where you're saying before it is the national pastime it is the major sport in Japan. How much does baseball affect the cold sure how much does the culture of Japan actually do the reverse of effect that the samurai baseball culture. In terms of culture affecting presidential from the earliest days in the 1890 S and pistols and associated with samurai culture. And that the newspapers and that's pretty. Mention. Teens and twenties were some using such terms from right yeah yeah acute sometime this fall to opportunity to Japanese Baseball as distinct from. From an American original. So. That is political witch you don't believe the warrior I have always been she has. Influencing the way the Japanese person game. In terms and yet the other question. It's all the record in Japan and and just need to spend all candor. Do you notice that. Commercials. Again mom got up at the Japanese comics. Film literature. There's been a tradition accustomed to as old as the game itself of representing the game and he's he's different from the media. And that's that's true about my book is about half of the game as is reflected and more importantly to what extent. These works of literature film either a firm pesticide people of summer there's fortune hunters and there's probably as many. Works that that would challenge to these ideas. And that is what is so different and so it's it's it's everywhere. 11 of the things that what you can recommend candidates for the first time at different culture different place one thing that made me feel at home immediately. Was received baseball everywhere is. Something that was comforting him from the leader. And and so for those putts from about baseball interest was what culture to contend it's a place where these these construct coalesce really beautiful and. Now I was just you know brushing up on a list of Japanese players currently in baseball and it's actually smaller the iPod was a lot of pitchers right now more than Herrera that are Japanese descent but. I'm a Yankee fan so Hideki Matsui a love Rome and Moscow Osaka loves a World Series MVP months zoom yeah I love most is they love him EL do you win a World Series title. I put the question is is. And I'm noticing more at least it seems like early there's less Japanese players were coming to the MLB and murmur watching the game yesterday every player. On the Japan team except for nori a O'Keefe was playing in the Japanese baseball league not playing Major League Baseball review the Japanese people. Review the players like to knock him out soon either or any of the other pitchers who were word here now. They view them positively are they upset that there are leaving Japan are they excited at the go into the MLB or do they view the Japanese league is even superior to the MLB. And didn't and that's why not put the letter I would sit. They entered that the Japanese tour there's players to make it particularly concerned with Obama yet recommend. Manufactured. Spurs game and no hitter. You can get after it ended it on militant rookie year that partnership I think that they'll and I know that that the two candidates slipped to Libya tonight and made a commitment that I Ecstasy. It not a not a pitcher Darvish for example. Stupid they're extremely proud of it is cheaper and so of their players brought I think it's if it's and it's ridiculous I think it was unclear if you're you know you're. Of the way you can convention we should achieve it. They've they've they've been to a reasonable evidence of that and I think it's extremely proud that it took one example it is becoming of course is just autonomy. Preferably choice it'll come into this guy was put a local culture you know that was the hardest throwing pitcher in the league certainly not a mr. Sheen. Let's get in the first I think computers is tremendous. But also and hit between each problems and a 320 two's coverage pointed out you'll ultra consistent phenom. And and and including talking to yank circuit. We can show some in the teams were brought them disguised and I think it Japanese. Are our bridge seemed to lose command certainly. They're pitching that has. Which are going to other fighters and financial costs are around you know are appreciative that most of I think there's that there is less certain out of pocket when. When a player can duplicate that it could slip into the Japanese to refer to actually Bridgeport they at least it didn't understand. That's statistical standard. And I think what they're very particular picture to better position players there's there's just find it when they do achieve things like teacher for example. That's that's that there will intend to do that so that you change argument membership jumps into it with the Mets mark my record and that's and didn't get them. And natural rivals that. Its effectiveness and judge cup for computers and didn't hear them. In that community doesn't send. In that case as well I think that's. You know he was pretty low on the before and after that he played only computers that are due mostly well pretty well that's not a terrorist attack superstar so I think that it. If for the players who are willing to go over try it if it ensures that that we can do differently when they return. Let me ask you about something kind of the opposite end of the spectrum we see this all the time. In American soccer. Elwood PM LS with kind of I don't know me past their prime guys in Europe that decide to come over to America and maybe some guy you know Bastia spine staggered discuss signed by Chicago fire or Beckham in. In LA years ago many are Mears is back in the Japanese league and now I don't wanna talk about his ridiculous contract we don't need Doug about that but I wanna know. Is there's some excitement in May be about some former Major League greats that. Can't necessarily start for a Major League team come into Japan is that something that excites those fans are they excited to go to the ballpark and seat. Somebody who. You know steroids aside should be one of the hall of fame baseball player many arrears. Yes continued about it in this case at one correlated comes from an old one. And you know I can be compared to be different from Joseph had a trauma but certainly. Little bit that's one of the cases it is often cited this as one of the reasons to be very. Content we just concluded and and interpreted it kind of Turkey you never and if you were played it didn't hurt he played very little and did little. Except except I mean people touched. Typically resistant to risk you take when you partnered it's do we bring just to look. Had a certain you know. Resource artist. And you expect them to compete. I'm important standard cases. There was word gotta start from a marginal little bit. And they make during their career there if you look at restore the deduction which the government can. Just two home run record a couple of years and marginal major leaguer and wind can Muster has to come to star in Japan. I'm going to be passed my conscience and disappointment Japanese and that's what's kind of opening up. I'm an emotional player here we go to the 1980s and and maybe it isn't Triple Crown and helped us. Pretension titles so that's a sentient and I can't get it it's abortion or go to them and historic. It took more risk we have guys that are star publishing over there you go the press Warren Cromartie. Governor kind of just can't describe it music to very clear in Japan as a wasn't as states so that's what they also for the cadets have proven themselves over here. We are joined here by Chris two Vinny. Professor of Japanese department of modern languages down at Lynn field college in Shura butchered your name I'm and I I absolutely apologize for that. But she got a new book coming out contesting the mrs. samurai baseball to me real quick rundown of what you got there. Thank you can have a tradition that's in the summer this poll found controversy presage. Should provide Colombian troops appear. It's it's going to be it's it's in the final stage help would be before content can be on Amazon could controversial. And it's it's certainly it would be a tough to literature and and I'm in Japanese comics and helping sports represented there. And its central mr. camera baseball which. Which has. You know to find that this didn't export and jumped into my and so far from Purdue didn't. And how that's representatives of the political consultant I current book. Colts star of the didn't. Which which dealt with terms and sixties and seventies. Which. Yeah and who can resentment which we could have been perpetrated and what I suggest some book that in fact. Others maybe. What should literature and film except everybody you are challenged that view as that is firm and so that's. That the book. For baseball lovers and hopefully we'll a lot of film and literature as well. In and I like to read fantasy and scifi but I love baseball so I'm probably gonna grab your book and a man. Has samurai baseball has sentence right up my out. That in that his crew is committee thank you my friend for joining us this is a cool thing that we don't get to talk a whole lot about other cultures in baseball. A we really appreciate you come and armament. Bridge to Oakland so much. Thank you that is Chris can be any presser of Japanese department of modern language at Lind field college you catch his book which is coming out. Fairly soon contesting the midst of samurai baseball. Ullman a jump on that I think you should as well America's up threes year old Puerto Rico. I almost wish a last night's game was tonight's game not because we had Chris on the because last night's game was just good baseball. Strategic pitching strategic hitting. Just just very good stuff and from an American. We think. The Japanese do baseball Berry Berry Berry well. So thank you be back Chris more warm maple baseball classic we come back there's an eighty the fan. You know I always thought the show could use a little more hardcore music. Ask and you shall receive from two years ago and so rabid and Joes out. Be dismissed it we we just had a conversation with Christian Danny. From there from Winfield college is a professor of Japanese department a modern languages that was cool. IA I figured it was going to be interesting. But Chris newest stuff and that guy knows baseball won't yes on a different level than us Mike I know it does like let's be real bad guy knows he know it's only you know is backwards and forwards yeah not bad guys over here reliable. Whoever you're like oh yeah that's right Matsui was from Japan is like a how about all these players are given jobs did dale Nomo more of a that's an obvious one don't put even I sometimes forget that. Right he was the first essentially like the first big star to come over. But when I looked it up on on Google their before the interview. I was like oh that's right Yu Darvish Japanese and massage she economist Jeff the news and it's not good etc. and then there's a Lotta pictures right now if you can remember Daisuke Matsuzaka used it for a year Hammond flamed out but. There's lot of good pictures in it was just. That was really cool cover I'm really happy we had a Mancha that was that was something Matt to me. Was. Was just me I never think about but you. To be genuinely. Interested in learning about it in an interview is is is really cool because sometimes you interview person you already know we just wanna see their perspective. But. This disseminate genuinely know nothing about. So it's almost like you're sitting in these professors it's it's going to be pony but writing in class and learning about Japanese Baseball and raising your hand and ask the question like okay. And they view these players leave and come and play in the MLB you know bad. That was really cool. Coming across on the pantex out of five factor of five this is great this is the coolest discussion I had no idea was. All caps that huge in Japan and I think that's one of the coolest things SR wanted to ask him it's like. When Japan was playing Israel or Cuba over the Netherlands. In their side of the bracket. You look there and somebody a Japanese players hitting a home run. And it goes into the outfield and those fans are going nuts so they I mean they got thunder sticks in their banging them together in. People are just going. Eight for this and that to me is really cool that makes one to go to Japan for like two weeks and just watch based. Just experienced baseball apple is what baseball because for some real nice G for some reason I have this image in my head and they may be it is still true that. There are sections and I thought she asked mr. just impediment at the time. There are sections were you have to stay seated the whole game. And there are sections wreaking Disco be rowdy in the outfield I don't know test if that was Japan in May have been a different country remember seeing clips of that. And that. It was almost like there were sections were was rude to be around Brad I'd be I'd be curious to ask about that if he came back on but it's it's. Almost like they love the game so much they understand the game so much they know when to be crazy and win not to decrease in the and it's something that I would like to express to my fellow brethren here in America. Sometimes you don't have to be absolutely crazy when we come back America's sub 40 runners jumpers and second branding Crawford at the Danish. 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