TigersTokyoDome's past comments

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    TigersTokyoDome

    Good old Asahi-san. He's always been Japan's top boy.

    Posted in: Fan support

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    TigersTokyoDome

    Heaven forbid people be allowed to play in a park. I can see banning it inside buildings and making sure that no pokemon pop up, but not allowing people to exercise and have fun in a park is doing a disservice to the victims as long as the players are not breaking any rules. Hiroshima has been asking over and over for people to visit the park, even displaying Obama's speech and the cranes he folded in a special display so that they can attract more people, but now that more people are going, they don't like the reason.

    Oh well... the kids still have dirt parks to play in. Wonder if they'll notice and complain about the huge drop in people going to the park.

    A park immortalised as the only park in history marking the dropping of a nuclear weapon on civilians, resulting in around 250,000 mainly civilian deaths, and you seriously think its ok for a computer game company to expand its profits by encouraging kids to find virtual toys in that memorial park? And learning nothing about that day. Seriously?

    Have you really thought about your answer? The peace park promotes visits so that people can learn about the disastrous effect of nuclear weapons. And it promotes peace. On what grounds does Nintendo think its alright to promote its virtual game in that park without referencing the Americans dropping a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima and the criminal effect on humans?

    How about Japanese kids travelling to Pearl harbour to play Pokemon Go there? Would you mind that? Or how about Japanese kids travelling to the disputed island of Takeshima to play the game there? I wonder what your response would be to that. yeah, we already know.

    And just what is it with people like you who are guests living in japan and who constantly without fail criticise anything and everything to do with Japanese history and culture and mannerisms? And you are a guest here?How about respecting this country?

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    TigersTokyoDome

    and in my day job I have done research on the liability of Japanese Professional baseball teams for injuries resulting from foul balls (owing to stadium design deficiencies) which means I have a pretty good grasp of the safety issues involved. Not that you need any such expertise since the issue is exceedingly straightforward as I have been repeatedly stating: if you keep your eye on the ball you wont get hit. That is it. Dont pretend like this is complicated - it isn`t. If a girl knows to keep her eye on the ball and understands the rules of the game she is not in any more danger being on the field in practice than any male is.

    But a lawyers perspective of negligence is very different from an experienced baseball players. Quite clearly, if your safety instruction at high school championship level is just keep your eye on the ball and dont worry about lack of experience, then you are clearly just a lawyer.

    Your day job relates to stdium inefficiency meaning fans sitting in the seats and guard fences. It is not relating to people standing on or close to the diamond on the players side of the fence.

    Posted in: Female high school students continue to be banned on baseball field at Koshien Stadium

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    TigersTokyoDome

    I think the fact that you know NOTHING about the young woman but are calling her and other women "ballerinas" is more than adequate proof you are exactly what you said you aren't in the beginning of your first post.

    But the trick is to read a news story all the way through. If you had done so you would not see tigerstokyodome as journalist of the piece but Hachima Kikou. And within that story that you should have read all the way through it states very clearly that her sport is ballet. I am calling her a ballerina on the assumption that the facts in this story are correct. I am not the source. I am still however looking for the information in the news story that stated she was a baseball player for that school. Please help me to find it.

    Posted in: Female high school students continue to be banned on baseball field at Koshien Stadium

  • -11

    TigersTokyoDome

    All these posters, smithinjapan specifically, defending the right for ballerinas everywhere to stand around on national championship pitches and call themselves baseball managers. Quite clearly none of these posters have ever experienced baseball at this level and the safety measures in place.

    If the same story was about 'female high school baseball manager gets hurt during a practice game at Koshien' I would guarantee the exact same posters would be on here bitching about Japan this and Japan that.

    Posted in: Female high school students continue to be banned on baseball field at Koshien Stadium

  • -6

    TigersTokyoDome

    Tigertokyodome, you conservatives are such a HOOT! Your seemingly refusal to join the 21st century is absolutely amazing. I believe a black girl in the american little league pitched a shut-out against the opposing team. So....maybe it is just a ethnic thing---huh? Japanese girls just can't compete? I would LOVE a quota system for ALL teams (50% women and 50% male). I can't imagine why guys want to look at GUYS throwing a stupid ball around, frankly. The only sport that I could watch, is women's surfing. And for good reason! Just because she is a ballerina (which I think you put down) is telling--about your ignorance of how difficult ballet is! It is far more complex and far more exhausting than baseball could EVER be. But conservatives just don't like to think about complex things like that, huh?

    Assumption is a very unreliable source unfortunately. I couldnt be further from being a conservative. Socialism runs through my family dna. But that has nothing to do with my opinion on this story. And please. The ethnic label was dragged up by you. Nobody on this post has mentioned a thing about colour. If that little league pitcher was the girl in this story, fair comment. But she isnt. Which is Koshien's point.

    Your preference to watch only womens surfing is as sexist as Koshien saying no girls on the field.

    Posted in: Female high school students continue to be banned on baseball field at Koshien Stadium

  • -12

    TigersTokyoDome

    This is not sexism. It's a boys high school sport at national championship level. And I quite like the fact that Koshien are having a pop back at these ridiculous high schools such as this one from Oita who have put a ballerina in as manager of their high school baseball team. It's ridiculing the sport and Koshien dont like it.

    If she was an experienced player as part of the squad then there is an argument for sexism. But she isnt. And the very fact that her sport is not baseball but ballet is winning the argument for Koshien.

    Ask yourselves. Why do we have "womens" softball teams? "Womens" synchronised swimming? "Womens" olympic wrestling? Because there is a point where we remember that there are two sexes. Enough of this crying sexism just because we decided that there should be a boys/ mens specific segregation of baseball.

    If she was a player in the squad there is an argument. But her specific sport couldnt be further from baseball.

    Posted in: Female high school students continue to be banned on baseball field at Koshien Stadium

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    TigersTokyoDome

    I was the first baseman on my high school team in my senior year, I probably know way more about it than you do. Don`t recall us having a rule against girls on the field because I would have remembered something that stupid if it had existed.

    This is not an Okey-from-Miscokey high school knockabout. This is one of the final championships before the pro draft. And having played and coached baseball we seem to know as much as each other.

    They neednt have said no girls because all they needed to say was no non-players on the field of play even during practice. She is not a player. She is a pretty "manager" whose sport is ballet (read the story through).

    Just to repeat in case it was not clear. She is not Manny Ramirez. She is an ex-ballerina.

    Posted in: Female high school students continue to be banned on baseball field at Koshien Stadium

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    TigersTokyoDome

    You're judging someone's fitness

    Mo Farah is fit. He wouldnt have a clue during a practice session and he would be a hindrance.

    On what basis do you say she doesn't look prepared?

    How many baseball players do you know who concentrate on their hair being pulled back nicely whilst on a field?

    Other than the fact that it is a picture of a girl, what information does the photo convey that indicates to you that she is incapable of avoiding batted balls? Nothing in that photo suggests to me that she is incapable of doing so, so I am having trouble understanding what it is you find objectionable about her in this regard. Girls who look almost exactly the same are routinely employed as on-field ball girls in major league baseball without incident.

    Be serious. And youre missing one essentiel item. Those ML ball girls wear these things called helmets. You place them on your head.

    Too many posts here jumping on the sexism-in-baseball/ anti-Koshien bandwagon without knowing much about the (high school) sport. I wonder how many of these posters would post if this was a US College baseball story.?

    Posted in: Female high school students continue to be banned on baseball field at Koshien Stadium

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    TigersTokyoDome

    Not many posts here seem informed or knowledgable about the sport.

    I'm definitely not a chauvinist. And I'm not being over-dramatic here, but kids (boys) have been seriously injured by fly balls and body collisions. So Koshien have a very good point. Take a good look at the picture. Do you seriously think she looks prepared to be aware of/ and avoid baseballs flying around her head or an outfielder sprinting with his eyes on the ball?

    The only mistake is the choice of wording. They should just have stated that 'anyone' without good experience of being on and around the diamond should not be on it for safety reasons.

    Koshien high school baseball is at a very high level. And these kids are big and strong. The stars of the tournament soon get snapped up by the pro teams. So all these comments about girls being at the same physical level are nonsense.

    Posted in: Female high school students continue to be banned on baseball field at Koshien Stadium

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    TigersTokyoDome

    Someone informs me that Yurekuru has been downloaded by around 5 million users which in reality would have meant that a minimum of 2 million users would have received that alert yesterday.

    And I do not believe it was lightning as that would have just taken the app out.

    The earthquake alarm and the ensuing message of a magnitude 9 in Tokyo Bay brought my office in Hokuriku to a standstill with frantic phone calls made to families in Kanto, so this shouldnt be fobbed-off as just some technical glitch.

    Posted in: False giant quake alert sent out; lightning may be cause

  • -2

    TigersTokyoDome

    I'm with dharmadan. A lightning strike would have taken the app down. Not created a magnitude 9.1/ shindo 7 quake in Tokyo Bay..

    Posted in: False giant quake alert sent out; lightning may be cause

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    TigersTokyoDome

    The alert was canceled within seconds but the cancellation did not reach some app operators in time.

    My app is the main Yurekuru app that this story is about, not some other 'branch app'. The emergency alert was on with a shock map for at least 20 minutes whilst colleagues with families in Kanto were in a state of panic. The sentence about the alert being cancelled within seconds should have been deleted.

    Posted in: False giant quake alert sent out; lightning may be cause

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    TigersTokyoDome

    The announcement was canceled within seconds.

    No it was not. The alert remained on the app for at least 20 minutes or more. Get the facts correct JT. I have the app and the alert caused my office to stop. It was not cancelled within seconds.

    Posted in: False giant quake alert sent out; lightning may be cause

  • -5

    TigersTokyoDome

    Not a single one of these posts understands what the Japanese meaning of judo really is. It appears that the Japanese pure form of wanting to win by an ippon throw is mistranslated as sour grapes when they lose to another nation. Judo originated as a martial art of being able to throw an attacker onto their neck or back on a hard surface, in order to disable or kill the aggressor. It was not invented as a martial art of collecting points and avoiding the risk of being thrown.

    You should not knock the Japanese for wanting to practice a more attractive form of judo and for them criticising the international sport for diluting the art. I travelled to London in 2012 specifically to watch Japanese judoka. My favourite Hiraoka marched majestically to the final but was sucker-punched by a hold and hip throw.

    All judoka throughout the world have a sensei traced back to Japan and Japan to judo is the same as Brazil and England to football. So people should really understand what they are talking about before wanting to criticise the Japanese origins and desires of the art.

    Posted in: Japanese judo set to rebound from London debacle

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    TigersTokyoDome

    What this does prove is that most people have been breaking the law way before Pokemon Go. There is no way anyone can tell that someone has Pokemon Go on their mobiles unless they are actually inside their cars. And I will guarantee that all of these 'sightings' have been people texting or reading e-mails and not necessarily playing Pokemon Go. I see drivers on a regular basis checking their mobiles and holding the steering wheel simultaneously.

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    TigersTokyoDome

    Whilst the riders cycled through Chantilly, the traditional route for the jersey winners to share champagne, in a Tour dominated by British riders and teams (Froome, Yates, Cavendish, Sky), the commentary mentioned how the chateau hotel costs an astonishing and very exclusive GBP500 per night. They then recalled that the failed England football team used the hotel as their base for Euro 2016. Enough said about comparisons between English cycling and English football.

    Posted in: Froome wins third Tour de France

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    TigersTokyoDome

    Five police were slightly injured on the first night, when they were shot at by people with firearms

    No disrespect to the deceased, but if someone tries to prevent the arrest of someone wanted for violence and extortion, I would want my police force to get aggressive.

    Why would there be any link between these idiots in Paris and that mass-murderer of little children in Nice?

    Posted in: Crowds attack French police for second night over death of arrested man

  • -1

    TigersTokyoDome

    The 'big one for Kanto' will be situated south of Izu/ Shizuoka or Fuji in Kanagawa. Not southern Ibaraki.

    Posted in: M5 quake shakes Kanto region; third in 4 days

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    TigersTokyoDome

    A lot of experts on here but there is no such thing as an expert earthquake predictor. Earthquakes cannot be predicted.

    Keeping an emergency pack at home is a good idea. And if you have a car even better.

    In response to some of the concerns here. Mount Fuji is not connected to Southern Ibaraki. There would be tremors in Kanagawa. There was no pattern a year before the Tohoku earthquake. Japan has reasonably sized quakes every week.

    Posted in: M5 quake shakes Kanto region; third in 4 days

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