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Doing Don Larsen one better

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by lantaur, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    Two Chunichi Dragons pitchers combined on a perfect game to win the clinching game of the Japanese World Series.

    I do find it interesting that this was a two-pitcher effort.

    The losing manager? The Royals' new skipper.

  2. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    here's posnanski's column on it, he was there

    pretty damn awesome, really. can you imagine? a perfect game in the clincher? wow.

    it should be noted that hillman's club, the fighters, was the worst offensive team in japanese baseball -- by a long shot and in nearly every category -- and was still in the series.

    it was the dragons' no. 5 starter, too. and teh manage decided to go with him instead of his ace who was rested in that game. but, well, it was ochiai, who has always been something of a rebel in japanese baseball
  3. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    Nice road trip for Poz. I wonder what Japanese press boxes are like. :)
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Damn, how about that. Paper sends a writer on a trip that other papers its size (and many larger) wouldn't dare ante up for, and writer ends up getting that game to write about. Very cool.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    They must be small press boxes. Too small for Whitlock.
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