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Perhaps he should have chosen his words more carefully
2006-09-25 15:55
by Bob Timmermann

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters supsended pitcher Satoru Kanemura for the rest of the regular season (2 games) and the playoffs for publicly criticizing team manager Trey Hillman. Kanemura could come back for the Japan Series if the Fighters make it that far.

From the Kyodo News Service:

Nippon Ham had been leading the game 4-1 when Hillman gave the
order for Kanemura to leave the mound with two outs and the bases
loaded, and Lotte rallied off reliever Takehiko Oshimoto to tie the
score the same frame before winning the game on Benny Agbayani's
grand slam in the seventh.

Upset that he missed out on double-digit wins for the fifth
season in a row, Kanemura said after the game, ''I'll never forgive
him. He is a foreign manager, so he probably doesn't care about
individual stats. I don't even want to see his face.''

2006-09-25 16:01:05
1.   DXMachina
So, "Satoru Kanemura" is Japanese for "Brad Penny"?
2006-09-25 16:05:55
2.   Bob Timmermann
I'm sure the Fighters will miss him.

The team has an ERA of 3.09 playing in a league with a DH.

Kanemura has an ERA of 4.48. Opponents were batting .300 against him.

2006-09-25 16:12:21
3.   Jacob L
2 The manager doesn't care about individual stats.

Tell me you posted this because Benny Agbayani was involved.

2006-09-25 16:15:39
4.   Bob Timmermann
I'm actually keenly interested to see if the Fighters can finish for the first time in 44 years.
2006-09-25 16:35:46
5.   Jacob L
Go Fighers! As long as its not Yomiuri, I'm cool.
2006-09-25 16:46:55
6.   Gagne55
So thats what happened the Benny Agbayani.
2006-09-25 17:03:34
7.   Bob Timmermann
Benny Agbayani plays a lot of CENTER field in Japan.

That's frightening.

2006-09-25 17:04:28
8.   Bob Timmermann
Yomiuri started out fast and then faded fast. The Giants have been mathematically eliminated for a while in Japan.
2006-09-25 17:06:31
9.   Bluebleeder87
my ignorant mind is at a lost, there's actually people like Bradley in Japan??
2006-09-25 17:15:47
10.   Bob Timmermann
People are the same all over.
2006-09-25 18:25:53
11.   Voxter
Benny Agbayani! One of my 3 all-time favorite players.

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