KENTA’s name change to Hideo Itami was inspired by baseball (former pitcher Hideo Nomo) and Japanese manga, as Itami comes from Naruto.
Itami’s first WWE theme song is now available on iTunes. It’s called Tokiwakita (Time Has Come).
Former Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo was elected to the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday, becoming the youngest player ever (45 and 4 months) to be honored.
Nomo becomes one of only three players in history elected to the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
Known as "Warrior," Nomo spent seven seasons with the Dodgers where he earned an 81-66...
Los Angeles has seen its share of international baseball sensations grace the city, but none have invigorated the town as quickly as Yasiel Puig. The 22-year-old Cuban sensation won NL Player of the Week last week after batting .464 (13-28) with four home runs and 10 RBIs in his first week with the Dodgers. He [...]
Nike Japan's new TV commercial “The Pledge,” sends the message that players of any sport can inspire team, coach, fan, rival and the world, showing that individual effort and success eventually lead to team success. Part of the “Make Them Talk” campaign, the ad features baseball icon Hideo Nomo and major leaguer Koji Uehara.
The ad depicts a young baseball player...
There is a No. 16 Dodgers jersey somewhere in a closet -- or maybe by now it's been confined to a box -- at my parents' home. It hasn't been worn in more than a decade, but it got plenty of wear in its early days. Hideo Nomo arrived with a bang in the United States in 1995, when the 26-year-old rookie pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers won the Rookie of the Year Award...
OK, team Guernsey. You've gotten through to the final round thanks to big contributions from Jason, MLASC, and Hideo Nomo. Now, the big three commenters from Round 1 will have to face off against each other.St. Peter
Remember, for round two...
The news that Yu Darvish has finally signed with the Rangers inspired me (again) to do a little digging into the history of Japanese ballplayers in the Major Leagues. Not that we're talking ancient history here. Other than the Giants' 1960s relief pitcher Masanori Murakami, the only major league Japanese players have been playing only since Hideo Nomo found a loophole in...
Real Nomo prepares to sue for defamation.
Hello, my name may or may not be Hideo Nomo, and I am honored and grateful to have been elevated (along with my homies-in-crime Baker & Stubbs) from comment section squatter to full-on Son of Steve Garvey. (I just hope Dad knows he has these extra mouths to feed now.)
A bit of my history with the Dodgers:
I was christened a Dodger...
Former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley and ex-Los Angeles pitchers Hideo Nomo and Chan Ho Park will run the team's former spring training complex at Dodgertown with minor league baseball's governing body.
O'Malley's sister, Terry Seidler, also will operate what is now being called Vero Beach Sports Village together with the National Association of Professional Baseball...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2011
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