NORICHIKA AOKI RUMORS

Money Matchup of the Day – Norichika Aoki vs. Ricky Nolasco

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Today's Matchup: Nori Aoki vs. Ricky Nolasco It...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Norichika Aoki Proving His Worth to Kansas City Royals

by John Viril— New RF Norichika Aoki showed Kansas City Royals fans why GM Dayton Moore traded for him this winter in Saturday’s 4-3 victory over the visiting White Sox.  Aoki is the first prototypical lead-off hitter the team has had since Coco Crisp tore his rotator cuff early in the 2009 season. Aoki put his full talents on display Saturday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium with...

Norichika is 'Aoki Dokie' and so is the Royals' bullpen in home opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- What the Royals' 7-5 win over the White Sox in the Kauffman Stadium home opener lacked in grace it certainly made up for in terms of necessity. With the home folks a little skittish after the Royals suffered back-to-back walk-off losses in Detroit, the Royals took care of business at home with a 13-hit effort that likely eased concerns. 3 UP THE CLOSER(S)...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Wednesday: Norichika Aoki on paternity list

The Milwaukee Brewers have placed right fielder Norichika Aoki on the paternity list, as his wife is expected to give birth to their second child on Thursday. To fill Aoki's spot on the roster, the Brewers have recalled outfielder Josh Prince from Triple-A Nashville. According to MLB rules, Aoki can stay on the paternity list up to three days. Aoki has been on high alert over...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

There's So Much Aoki, You Have No Idea What to Do - (This Includes An Explanation)

I've really been bothered by something involving the previous artwork. My closest guess would be that I forgot to include a nightmare-free version, as well. This is not Norichika Aoki's fault, at all. It's mine, because I can't draw facial hair, so that will not be included in this one. Also, there's a nice background that is kind of like what you'd see on...
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June 16, 2013  |  Discuss
WHAT A RIPOFF

Aoki gives Reds fan an imaginary foul ball

There are rivalries, and there are rivalries.  Real rivalries go deep, here the Milwaukee Brewers RF Norichika Aoki wants none of giving a Cincinnati Reds fan the ball after he makes a catch near the wall.  Or more likely, he probably didn’t know what the fan was asking for (as Aoki gives him an awkward “low five”).  Watch the funny moments (courtesy of MLB.com): The Reds...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

RF Aoki puts in extra work for Brewers

When Norichika Aoki came over from Japan, he had his routine. He'd followed it for years, taking 1,000 swings a day, arriving earlier than almost everyone to take extra batting practice before games. While that worked in Japan, the grind of the big league season wasn't allowing him to continue the extra work without wearing down. The Brewers asked Aoki to cut down on some...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Aoki will skip World Baseball Classic

Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki will not participate in the World Baseball Classic, according to a report from the Japanese newspaper Nikkansports. Aoki has reportedly told Japan manager Koji Yamamoto that he is skipping the tournament in order to prepare for his second season with the Brewers. The World Baseball Classic runs from March 2-19 and interferes with major...
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November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Aoki has given Brewers needed boost

MILWAUKEE Norichika Aoki could feel his muscles aching, day after day, as the middle of June wore on during his rookie season in America. He was tired -- there was no disputing that -- but for the first time in his career, he didn't know what to do about it. Aoki had been one of the most consistent players in Japan before signing with the Milwaukee Brewers in the offseason...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Two homers, two pies for Aoki, translator

MILWAUKEE -- There are plenty of similarities between baseball in Japan and in the major leagues, but Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki found out Thursday that there is at least one significant difference. After hitting a walk-off home run to beat the Chicago Cubs, the Japanese star -- as well as his translator -- were greeted with shaving cream pies in the face in the...
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June 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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