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The First Pitch May Be Your Last!

2 years agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Japanese baseball is as open to weird promotions as the US Major League. However, you won’t see a movie tie-in this creepy over here. I hope. On Wednesday, the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (no kidding) invited the ghost character Sadako Yamamura, hair and all, from the horror movie Ring to throw out the opening [...]
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Tsunami Power Shortage Means More Ties For Japanese Baseball

Sports : SportsMoney (2 years ago)

There are no ties in baseball. Except in Japan. After the a devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami hit Japan in March of 2011, the Nippon Professional Baseball League, the country’s best, put in place a rule whereby no inning ... Read Post

Japanese Pitcher Throws An Insane Eephus Pitch

Sports : Deadspin (3 months ago)

This is Kazuhito Tadano, a pitcher for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Japanese Pacific League, uncorking what is likely the purest eephus pitch you will ever see. Read more... Read Post

Cruel irony: Ham Fighters get swine flu

Sports : Game On! (5 years ago)

One of the great team names in all of pro sports belongs to the Japanese baseball team, the Nippon Ham Fighters. Sadly for them, they really do have a pig-related battle on their hands, as two players and a coach... ... Read Post


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