Sunday, February 14, 2016

Card Of The Week February 14

The first qualifier for the 2017 World Baseball Classic was held over the last few days with Australia coming out on top of South Africa, New Zealand and the Philippines to earn a spot in next year's tournament.  One of the odd bits of information to come out of this is that former Marine and Baystar pitcher Naoyuki Shimizu is assistant general manager and pitching coach for the New Zealand team (known as the Diamondblacks).  Here's a card of Shimizu when he was still pitching for the Marines:

2006 BBM Marines #M09
H/T NPB Reddit

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