The One about Kubota Slugger

In the United States, we are accustomed to ordering online for baseball gear these days and while sports shop retailers still exist, you have your department stores that sell baseball gloves and some who go online to find really awesome quality baseball gloves such as Vinci. In Japan, while many are familiar with Mizuno, SSK, Hatakeyama and Zett but another company out there is Kubota Slugger. I recently visited the […]

The One About Wayne Graczyk (RIP Wayne)

It was a few weeks ago that I was promoting Wayne Graczyk’s latest Japan Pro Baseball Fan Handbook & Media Guide and today, I have learned that Wayne had passed away after a game in Kumamoto, helping NTV to cover a game between the Yomiuri Giants vs. the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. When it comes to Japanese baseball #NPB, there are a few people who have contributed consistently each and every […]

The One about the Official Chunichi Dragons Nagoya Site Goods Shop

In my effort to visit every NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) stadium and official team store, I headed to Nagoya prefecture to visit Nagoya Dome and the official Chunichi Dragons team store (or Chunichi Dragons Nagoya Site Good Shop). For those not familiar with the Chunichi Dragons, the team was established back in 1936 and were known as Nagoya-gun (Nagoya Club) and later Sangyo-gun until a decade later where they were […]