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Japanese Baseball Game Interrupted By Mysterious Flying Fish Incident

Baseball is an outdoor sport, so players are used to dealing with all sorts of conditions. But flying fish usually is not one of them. That all changed this weekend, however. In the sixth inning of a Nippon Professional Baseball game between the Hanshin Tigers and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in western Japan, the players were minding their own business when a half-eaten fish suddenly...
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Baseball game in Japan delayed when a fish falls from the sky

The Hanshin Tigers and Tokyo Yakult Swallows experienced an odd delay in the sixth inning of a game over the weekend when a dead fish fell from the sky into the outfield. According to the Wall Street Journal, a spokesman for the team said the fish was probably dropped by a bird flying overhead rather than thrown by a fan.Wladimir Balentien, a player for the Yakult Swallows, told...
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May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Balentien to join team for spring training

The Yakult Swallows say Wladimir Balentien will join the team for the first day of spring training, having pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges in Florida. Club president Tsuyoshi Kinugasa said Saturday that Balentien will join the team on Feb. 1 to begin preparations for the 2014 season. Police say Balentien pulled out screens at his estranged wife's Miami-area home...
Via Associated Press
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Japan home run leader Balentien arrested in US

A former major league baseball player who broke Japan's single-season home run record last year has been arrested in Florida on domestic violence charges, police said Monday. Court records show Wladimir Balentien, 29, is facing a felony false imprisonment charge and a misdemeanor battery charge in a weekend confrontation at his wife's Miami-area house. An attorney for Balentien...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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