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Meanwhile, over in Japan…our pal Mr. Ok Tokyo Jazz’s kids get ready to watch the Yankee game on-line.

“They are just starting to understand ‘home run’ means Daddy is happy and that ‘Joe Girardi’ is a curse word in our home,” says Jazz.

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1 Shaun P.   ~  Apr 9, 2012 3:03 pm

Totally awesome - and very adorable kids. I am sure you will teach them about the evils of the intentional walk. ;)

2 Hank Waddles   ~  Apr 9, 2012 3:34 pm

Great photo! If you indoctrinate them when they're young, they've got no choice once they're older.

3 Chris in Sydney   ~  Apr 9, 2012 5:42 pm

Here's a question for Jazz: Do kids in Japan follow MLB & root for Ichiro and the Ms, or is that an adult thing?

Australian SportsCenter has a weekly feature on Aussies in MLB, but otherwise its very much a niche thing.

4 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 9, 2012 7:48 pm

[1][2] Thanks!
[3] Most people root for Ichiro now, but he was not as popular as Matsui when they were both in Japan. Ichiro played for the (now defunct) Orix Blue Wave, a minor Pacific League team. Matsui was with the Giants, the Yankees of Japan. Like anywhere, most kids just follow their Dad's lead. You do see some random shirts at games though..I saw a teenager wearing a George Brett jersey. Asked him if he was a Royals fan and he said No, he just loved Brett and thought he had the sweetest swing of any player he had ever seen..not a bad reply!

5 Chris in Sydney   ~  Apr 9, 2012 8:39 pm

[4] Rad. Haven't seen a single MLB jersey here yet (4 months).

6 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 9, 2012 9:00 pm

[5] No one rocking any Graeme Lloyd or Grant Balfour shirts? How about NBA coverage, been several successful Aussie players now.

7 thelarmis   ~  Apr 9, 2012 11:39 pm

like i said in the email: precious!!!

8 Chris in Sydney   ~  Apr 10, 2012 11:11 am

[6] I kinda expected to see something like that, but not so far. They have their own hoops league now, and that gets shown on TV. Seems to be little interest in the NBA. I'm going to go to a few local baseball games next season (Sydney Blue Sox) and report back. Lots of Japanese players in the league, BTW.

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