Archive: March, 2006

Opening Game!

March 29, 2006

I’m here at the Nishitetsu Grand Hotel in Fukuoka. We finished our last practice before the season begins tomorrow, and I am reflecting on the past few days and looking forward to the future.  I have had a very busy 2 days since the end of the WBC. In particular, I have been talking with my players and trying to get a feel for the right thing to do in this very unusual situation. It is well documented that Lotte had 8 players on the WBC Japan Championship team. I am very proud of this fact but I am also very concerned for the welfare of the players and also for the welfare of the team.

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