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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...
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    Lotte News and Notes: 17 Sep 2014
    September 16, 2014
    Steve Novosel
    You might think that with the generally miserable season Our Marines have had that there would be no great news to share. Au contraire, mon frere! There's all sorts...
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    2014 Season Preview: The Pitchers
    March 25, 2014
    Steve Novosel
    The preaseason is over, the 2014 NPB regular season kicks off this Friday! Let's take a look at the players who will be starting the season at ichi-gun for...
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    I Just Cannot Stop Talking About Aja Inoue!
    February 17, 2014
    Steve Novosel
    I wasn't sure what would be the most interesting aspect of Spring Camp in Ishigaki this year. Typically I've enjoyed watching the pitchers the most as their performance is...