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    Introducing Your 2018 Lotte All-Stars
    July 6, 2018
    Steve Novosel
    On Monday, NPB released the final rosters for the All-Star games next week in Kyocera Dome (7/13) and Kumamoto (7/14). As I have mentioned over the past few weeks,...
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    A Sweep, Plus Bits and Pieces
    June 28, 2018
    Steve Novosel
    Our Marines continued their run of strong play in June this week, taking both sides of a 2-game set at the 'Zo with the last place Rakuten Eagles1. Those...
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    2018 Season: State of the Seagull
    June 20, 2018
    Steve Novosel
    The 2018 Chiba Lotte Marines season is in full swing. New skipper Tadahito Iguchi's squad looks much different from 2017's team, who finished with arguably the worst season in...
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    Kumamoto Earthquake Relief
    April 20, 2016
    Craig Roberts
    Pro baseball players from all around Japan have been volunteering to help raise money and collect donations for the Kumamoto earthquake relief effort. Here's a video of Our...
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    2016 Preview: Opening Series and Events
    March 24, 2016
    Steve Novosel
    It's here. IT'S FINALLY HERE! The 2016 Season Opener is today! The long, cold winter is over1 and Real Baseball Gamestm are ready to begin! 1As I write this, it's about...
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    2016 Preview: Sta-Men In My Mind
    March 21, 2016
    Craig Roberts
    Like most baseball fans, I like to use my free time in the pre-season planning for Opening Day as if I were the manager. While I’m operating within the...
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    Everything Old is New Again
    March 17, 2016
    Steve Novosel
    For my money, cheering is the best part of the game experience. My love for Lotte was born primarily in the midst of the screaming masses in the...
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    Introducing Your 2015 Chiba Lotte Draft Picks
    October 22, 2015
    Steve Novosel
    Draft! Draft! Draft! It's been on your mind as much as it has been on mine, I am sure. And let me tell you, this year's draft...
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    The Jinx Stinks!
    June 20, 2015
    Steve Novosel
    This is the 7th year I've been doing this blog, and I just learned something that is both odd and deeply stupid.
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    Some Things I Like - Start of Interleague Edition
    May 26, 2015
    Steve Novosel
    We're at roughly the third-of-the-way point of the 2015 Chiba Lotte Marines Golden Year presented by Steve and Craig at We Love Marines (dot) Com campaign and I gotta...
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    Despaigne: "Japan Polished Me as a Player"
    March 18, 2015
    Steve Novosel
    As difficult as the 2014 Chiba Lotte campaign was in so many ways, the play of several newcomers to the team really provided a boost to the spirits....
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    We're Playing BASEBALL Now!
    March 12, 2015
    Steve Novosel
    Here in NPB we've already finished our Spring Camps, and we're over halfway through the open-sen (preseason) campaign. The "tons of changes" that were promised after last year's highly...