Saturday, February 6, 2010

Bobby Valentine

Robert Whiting has written a 4 part series of articles in the Japan Times on the Bobby Valentine's stint as Chiba Lotte Marines manager. Here's the links:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

The card shown is 2008 BBM 1st Version #253. Thanks to Yakyu Baka for the links.

1 comment:

Jason said...

Fascinsting reading, and nice to finally have the whole drama spelled out like that to read at once. All this is just further evidence at how baseball is just completely not viewed as a business venture in Japan. It would be interesting to see a sort of Japanese version of Mark Cuban buy one of the NPB teams and run it as a MLB team is run, as its own, for-profit venture.