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July 1, 2012

Soapbox Time

by @ 11:39 pm.   Filed under braves

Ok so I was just glancing through tweets and saw something about Yu Darvish and saw the word “rookie” used for him. In my not so humble opinion Asian imports who have been playing professional ball overseas should NOT be considered rookies.

Case in point Ichiro. He was considered a rookie YET people ALSO want to count his stats from Japan in his hits totals. Um NO?! You cannot have both. Either he’s a rookie or he has prior stats. That’s like counting Chipper’s hits and HRs from when he was in the minors. It’s NOT MLB so they don’t count towards career stats.

And if you say Asian ball is the same as the minors well maybe. BUT not really. Those leagues I consider to be more advanced than the minors. Even though they play in matchbox stadiums with smaller balls that will travel farther and thrown faster.

A lot of this animosity obviously stems from Chipper being ROBBED of his ROY by Hideo Nomo (where is he at now?) but my point remains.

If you agree/disagree let me hear it in the comments section. I’m going to hop down from my soapbox now. #EndRant



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