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This High School Baseball Player Must've Been A Jedi Knight In Another Life

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.23.2015 | Sports

No, he's not calling his shots a la Babe Ruth. He's just doing what he always does. This baseball player for Namekama High School in Japan ...

Why Masahiro Tanaka Will Be the MLB's Next Japanese Ace, Not Bust

Dave Kreissman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
Dave Kreissman

It's evident that Tanaka's stats are among the best of any pitcher in the world. But there is constant concern that he, like many Japanese pitchers before him, will be a big league bust. However, don't make the mistake of judging him on the failed potential of other Japanese pitchers.

Japanese Team Trying To Keep Star Pitcher From MLB

AP | Posted 12.17.2013 | Sports

TOKYO (AP) — Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka wants to move to Major League Baseball next season but his Japanese team doesn't want to let him go. MLB and N...

Traveling With Kids

Michele Bigley | Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

Family travel isn't always easy. But I like to travel with my kids. I can't get enough of experiencing the world at large through my children's eyes. In order to salvage an ounce of sanity, each day I tailor at least one activity for my kids. The real fun starts when I let them guide for a day.

WATCH: Ridiculous Behind-The-Back Catch Stuns Crowd

Posted 07.15.2013 | Sports

Right-hander Bobby Keppel started his first game of the season for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan on Sunday and quickly stole the show with...

Rangers Agree To Deal With Japanese Star

AP | By STEPHEN HAWKINS | Posted 01.19.2012 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Yu Darvish impressed the Texas Rangers with his big body, durability and desire. The two-time defending AL champions were so impr...

Japanese Baseball Star Makes Major Announcement

AP | JIM ARMSTRONG | Posted 02.07.2012 | Sports

TOKYO — Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish ended months of speculation Thursday by saying he intends to make a move to Major League Baseball. The 25-y...

Iron Man in Japan: Back on the Field for Day 1

Cal Ripken, Jr. | Posted 01.10.2012 | Sports
Cal Ripken, Jr.

We just wrapped up a busy first day in Japan. Following the press conference we headed out to work with kids on a couple of clinics.

Ozzie Guillen Blasts Major League Baseball for Treating Latino Players Unfairly

Dexter Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dexter Rogers

Over the years Latinos have made huge strides in baseball. Yet disparities still exist and they should be addressed -- Guillen is using his platform to do just that.

Focus on This Play, This Moment: Advice from a Japanese Baseball Team

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Kaiser Greenland

Many assume that focusing on the here and now means ignoring the past and the future, but that's not the way it works. Everything that leads up to this very moment is part of now.