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    Archive for April 6th, 2008

    MLB の変則ユニホーム達

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 April 6日 Sunday

    メジャーではいろんな理由で変則ユニホームを使います。大体がマーケティング目的だが、普通の第3ユニもあれば、それがレトロユニだったりもするし、パドレスはサンディエゴでは数多い軍隊への敬意を示しての迷彩ユニもたまに使う。という事で、今回は先日使われたジェイズとパドレスの変わったユニ。

    ちなみにジェイズは他球団のレトロユニでは手を抜きがちな帽子やヘルメットまでしっかりと80年代仕様。アロマーのチーム殿堂入りとホーム開幕も兼ねて、久々に超盛り上がったスカイドームでの大観衆でした(NHLリーフスのプレーオフを逃した絶不調ぶりも手伝ったでしょうが)。画面を見た時に、80年代かっ!?て思わせる程でした。

     

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    Posted in 01_日本語, baseball, culture, information, MLB, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

    NPB draft system

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 April 6日 Sunday

    The NPB draft system is really screwed up.

     

    Firstly, the high school draft and the draft for the rest of the players are held separately.

     

    Secondly, in both drafts, the 1st round is not a straight up waiver based on previous year’s team records. But instead, teams stake claims on certain players that they want to pick. If there are multiple teams for the same player, then their names are tossed into a box and the winner is drawn out of the hat in a true lottery style, no weighing based on season records (rather stupid, IMO).

     

    Thankfully, NPB abolished the right for first rounders to pick the teams they wanted to be “drafted” by, after under the table payment scandals. The Giants already have everything skewed in the leagues in their favour already. NPB really needs to adopt a straight up waiver draft (maybe with the bottom 4-6 teams in a weighed lottery) for the sake of clarity and fairness.

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    レニングラード・カウボーイズと赤軍合唱団

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 April 6日 Sunday

    これも凄いよ。 

    同名の映画から生まれたフィンランドのロックバンド、レニングラード・カウボーイズが、ロシア赤軍合唱団と一緒に、とってもアメリカーンなLynyrd Skynyrd のSweet Home Alabama をロシアで演奏! 

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    Japan vs Amur Khavarovsk

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 April 6日 Sunday

    Game details of the Japanese national team’s 2 warm up matches against Amur Khavarovsk (this team sent its 3rd team Golden Amur into the Asia League a few seasons ago, and has been playing practices matches against various Japanese teams in the years since then, hopefully they’ll make a return to the Asia League in the near future. The continued relationship with Japanese hockey is promising.)

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    Game 1 (Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan) 1 April 2008

    Japan 4(3-3、1-1、0-0)4 Amur

    Goals
    1P
    01:48 JPN 1-0 (G)Obara (A)Tanaka (A)Okubo (PPG)
    04:08 AMU 1-1 (G)36 (A)21 (PPG)
    04:31 JPN 2-1 (G)Suzuki (A)Sato (A)Mitani
    08:22 AMU 2-2 (G)9 (A)5 (A)2
    16:06 AMU 3-2 (G)10 (A)37 (A)5 (PPG+2)
    19:37 JPN 3-3 (G)Yamashita (A)Okubo (A)Obara (PPG)

    2P
    04:29 JPN 4-3 (G)Suzuki
    13:48 AMU 4-4 (G)35 (A)77 (A)10 (PPG)

    Shoot Out
    Japan 1(○-×、×-×、×-×)0 Amur
    1:Tanaka ○
    2:Kuji ×
    3:Obara×

    Lines
    1st Kuji 〜 Kon 〜 Takeshi Saito 〜 Jun Tonosaki 〜 Osawa
    2nd Sato 〜 Mitani 〜 Suzuki 〜 Keller 〜 Haga
    3rd Kei Tonosaki 〜 Obara 〜 Domeki 〜 Miyauchi 〜 Yamashita
    4th Kamino 〜 Go Tanaka 〜 Ogawa / Iimura 〜 Okubo 〜 Kawai

    GK Kikuchi 4 GA (60:00)

    Game MVP
    Yamashita (Oji)

    ———–

    Game 2 (Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan) 3 April 2008

    Japan 2(0-0、1-1、1-0)1 Amur

    Goals
    2P
    0:46 JPN 1-0 (G)Obara (A1)Iimura (A2)Keller (PPG+2)
    1:52 AMU 1-1 (G) 9 (A1)24
    3P
    3:28 JPN 2-1 (G)Obara (A1)Takeshi Saito (A2)Osawa (PPG)

    SOG
    Japan 24-19 Amur

    Penalties
    Japan 8-9 Amur

    Shoot Out Exhibition
    Japan 1(○-×、×-○、×-×)1 Amur
    1:Takeshi Saito
    2:Kamino
    3:Domeki

    Lines
    1st Kamino 〜 Go Tanaka 〜 Ogawa 〜 Kawai 〜 Yanadori
    2nd Domeki 〜 Kon 〜 Takeshi Saito 〜 Jun Tonosaki 〜 Osawa
    3rd Kei Tonosaki 〜 Okuyama 〜 Uchiyama 〜 Keller 〜 Haga
    4th Sato 〜 Obara / Iimura 〜 Kuji 〜 Okubo 〜 Yamashita

    GK Haruna (Oji)  GA 1 (60:00)

    Game MVP
    Obara (SEIBU)

    It turns out all 3 university players, Haga, Kuji, and Yanadori
    got a look in the 2 test matches against Amur, turns out I didn’t look
    carefully enough on my blog post earlier (doh!) They look to be promising
    young players.

    Obara is hot, and Haruna continued to look strong in goal, after winning 9 straight AL playoff games (only allowing more than 2 goals once) leading Oji to the championship and will probably be Japan’s main goalie in the tournament as Fukufuji (who became the first Japanese NHLer last season) is tied up in the ECHL playoffs with the Bakersfield Condors during IHWC.

    I have no clue what calibre of players Amur brought over for these games because names were not given in the game reports (what?) But probably they’re probably similar to the Golden Amur players (young player and over the hill veterans that participated in the AL a few seasons ago for Amur’s 3rd team).

    Japanese national team currently has 30 players in camp, and the roster will get pared down to its proper roster for the IIHF World Championship in Sapporo which starts on the 13th.

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    レゴ建築

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 April 6日 Sunday

    これは凄い!

    レゴで忠実に再現されたサッカー場。

    共に2006年ドイツワールドカップで使用された、Kaiserslautern Stadion 

    Allianz Arenaのレゴ模型

     

    Posted in 01_日本語, culture, football, random, soccer, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »