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Baseball is Coming

For months now people have been crying about baseball coming back. We all know that they really meant Major League Baseball and not baseball in general. Well, it’s time for people to admit that MLB is in the middle of a justifiable labor dispute and there may not be an MLB season this year. Even […]

Xavier Batista conducting a preseason interview for Leones del Escogido.
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The Bauble in LIDOM

About halfway through this past Central League (JPCL) season, I wrote about the interesting career path of Xavier Batista. At the time he deserved all the praise in the world for having turned his career around. The Hiroshima Toyo Carp slugger had gone from a prospect to out of baseball to a developmental prospect again […]

Tetsuto Yamada at bat for Samurai Japan.
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The Best Second Baseman

As the 2019 regular season closes out it’s yet another season we were lucky enough to spend with one of the best second basemen to ever play the game. He’s been among the best since his third season, and first full season, of professional baseball and he’s never really looked back. Whether he’s manning the […]