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    Lightbulb Nishioka Having Decent 2013 Season So Far

    www.japanball.com has the infamous Tsuyoshi Nishioka batting .297 for the Hanshin Tigers. No news on his turning of double plays, however.

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    I'm glad for him. He was a good player in Japan and should be again.

    If he continues to do well, maybe the Twins will call him up.

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    I hope he gets food poisoning and spends the rest of the season on the DL

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    I hope he gets food poisoning and spends the rest of the season on the DL
    Yeah, forget that guy...I mean how dare he

    A: Sign with a team that wanted him, fulfilling a dream to become a MLB player.
    B: Break his leg.
    C: After not doing well, ask for his unconditional release forfeiting money owed to him.
    D: Apologize to everyone for not working out, accepting all responsibility.

    Forget that guy!

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    I just wish his wife would have come around more often.
    Do or do not. There is no try.

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    I might have thought his charity work with cancer patients and war orphans and baby seals would have turned VodkaDave and BadSmerf's opinions around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    I hope he gets food poisoning and spends the rest of the season on the DL
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Why?
    Wasn't VD just making a humorous counterpoint to my message of good wishes toward the player? That's how I took it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badsmerf View Post
    I just wish his wife would have come more often.
    That's why she left him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    That's why she left him.
    She's actually a lovely woman, and I wish them both the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badsmerf View Post
    I just wish his wife would have come around more often.
    if_you_know_what_i_mean_mr_bea.jpg

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    Update - He's batting .279 (somehow that's good enough to be the 11th best batting average in his division)

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    Dave, do you still have that Nishioka youtube video?

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    Apperently it is only an offense if one puts down ownership, or management or person who provides inside information? But it is ok to run down a guy who doesnt speak the language.

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    What does speaking the language have to do with anything?

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    Nothing against him as a man, because he's a good egg. But .279? Really? That's why I opened this thread? He hit like .336 and won a batting title the year before the Twins signed him. Now he's holding his own at a league a notch below the IL. Meh.
    "If you'da been thinkin' you wouldn't 'a thought that.."

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    Quote Originally Posted by notoriousgod71 View Post
    Dave, do you still have that Nishioka youtube video?
    Perhaps

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    LOL thanks to whoever reported my in jest comment about Nishioka and got me reprimanded....didn't realize we were in freaking church here.

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