Sankei Sports article

Remember the two Japanese guys that I met on 5/22/12 at Marlins Park? Well, here’s their article about me in Sankei Sports:

I’m hoping to get a translation soon . . .

12 Comments

I like the huge 5,970. Articles like these don’t stay current though because your ball total changes often. Do you know yet where you will snag ball # 6,000?

Great article! I loved his sense of humor and the way he portrayed our hobby.

Big Glove Bob

Have your books been translated into Japanese? Bet you could sell a pile over there.
I love how colorful and splashy the layout is. I predict a new anime character. Ballhawkemon?

I still can’t believe how many baseballs you’ve snagged.

SKIM-
True, they don’t stay current, but that’s not how I think about it. I think of all these articles as preserving various moments in time.

BIG GLOVE BOB-
Yeah.

LIZ MERRY-
Ballhawkemon! Love it! But no . . . no Japanese translations. Never understood why, but doing anything about it is beyond my control.

DOUBLE T-
Heh, thanks.

http://www.sanspo.com/baseball/news/20120529/mlb12052905010002-n1.html

google translate makes some deggree of sense ….

Zack-
I found a way to get MLB rosters with the face shots! What you do is download the MLB at bat app, click on the teams roster, and bingo! You’ll have to get rid of the “old school” phone though. You could also get a iPod touch, which I’m using now. This sounds like an ad:)

zack…you really should only walk out with one
or two balls,,,give the rest away….

Zack–Two snagging-related commercials lately. One with Cal Ripken going around the stands catching every foul ball. Another MLB one where people catch home run balls and then they advocate “throwing it back,” which besides being a really great way to lose the souvenir you just got, is (presumably) something that would get you ejected from the park.

As for the comment above–I agree about the ipod touch. I am also someone who doesn’t want/need a smartphone, or any other phone really, but I did get a touch. It’s like having a phone without that pesky…phone. And it depends on Wifi, which you don’t always have, so that prevents you from constantly wanting to look down at the thing. It’s like, Hey, if I absolutely need to check something on the Web while I’m out, this thing MIGHT let me do it. And it’s also an ipod. It’s, like, the second-best of some worlds!

-Jere80

I love how there’s a few english words that stick out.

http://www.johnlisankie.mlblogs.com/

BEN JORDAN-
Nice! Good find . . . but the computer I’m using at the moment (here at work) isn’t displaying the Japanese characters.

AUSTIN-
I really just want an iPhone. The only thing holding me back at the moment is the fact/knowledge that my girlfriend would absolutely flip out (in a bad way).

DAVE BUTLER-
There is no “should.”

JERE80-
Can’t wait to see the Calmercial. (I can call it that, right?) As for the iPod touch . . . as I said above, I want to go all out and get the phone.

JOHN LISANKIE-
And some numbers. Can’t miss the “5970.”

any advice for snagging at minute maid park?

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