Don Orsillo Salutes Red Sox Nation, then Red Sox Players Salute Don

I remember Don Orsillo’s first game as permanent Red Sox commentator for NESN. It was April 4, 2001, and Hideo Nomo threw a no-hitter. I recall cramming one of those chunky VHS tapes into the recorder to capture the final outs, and despite that ****** tape recording (the height of technology 14 years ago), Don’s voice rings with the charming enthusiasm that would come to define...
Via Surviving Grady
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rich Hill Delighted With Command In Historic First Start Since 2009 (Video)

While you were watching football, Rich Hill was making history. In his first start since 2009, Boston Red Sox pitcher Rich Hill shutdown the Tampa Bay Rays, tossing seven innings of one-hit baseball and striking out 10 batters in the process. Rich Hill joins Hideo Nomo (2001 no-hitter) as only pitchers with 10+ SO and 1 or 0 hits allowed in 1st start as a Red Sox (last 100 years...
Via NESN.com
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Dennis and Callahan Report That NESN Will Part Ways With Don Orsillo

Gerry Callahan from the Dennis and Callahan/Minihane show on WEEI reported this morning that this will be Don Orsillo’s final season calling Red Sox games on television for NESN. Gerry Callahan: Sources say Don Orsillo out at NESN http://t.co/J0nPu0bZf0 — WEEI (@WEEI) August 25, 2015 It’s both surprising and not. The recent front-office shakeups may have had an impact all...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: NESN Cutting Ties with Red Sox Voice Don Orsillo

Standing as the gatekeeper between the fans and the organization, the broadcaster is the lifeblood of the team. Through winning and losing their voices resonates authoritatively and becomes the soundtrack of summer. For the Boston Red Sox it seems that voice will change on NESN entering the 2016 season, as Dennis and Callahan of WEEI in Boston report that play by play man Don Orsillo...
Via Baseball Essential
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics-Mariners Preview

When he was last on the mound at Safeco Field, Hisashi Iwakuma was mobbed by his teammates in what has been the pinnacle of his return from a frustrating injury. Now the right-hander looks to continue his stellar stretch when the Seattle Mariners try to send the Oakland Athletics to their longest road skid in 10 years Monday night. Iwakuma has been a much different pitcher since...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering Hideo Nomo's 1995 MLB All-Star Game performance

By Eddie Maisonet, III There isn't a baseball fan around who didn't try to emulate Hideo Nomo's pitching windup back in 1995. I remember the first time I tried to do it — I'm pretty sure I damn near threw my hip out. My mom saw me "practicing that Nomo" in the backyard as I attempted to perfect the windup with a tennis ball pitched at the fence. She had a puzzled look on her...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres hire Acey Kohrogi to scout Asian players

The Padres may be getting a stronger presence in Asia as a result of their recent hire. According to U-T San Diego, the team announced on Wednesday the hire of Acey Kohrogi as advisor for Pacific Rim operations. Kohrogi is notable for spending parts of 20 years with the Dodgers organization during which he helped bring players like Hideo Nomo from Japan and Chan Ho Park from South...
Via Fox Sports
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Yu Darvish Become The Greatest Ever Japanese Import?

Major League Baseball has had some extremely talented imports from East Asia over the years. Masanori Murakami was the first to feature as part of an exchange in the mid-1960s and, since then (albeit with decades in between), there have been more and more players from Japan who have graced the diamonds of the USA. As the sport continues to grow and produce high-level athletes...
Via Hall of Very Good
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Orsillo’s First Red Sox Game Was Pretty Memorable

Before the Sox started winning World Series, we fans clung tenaciously to what meager triumphs we were afforded: Pedro kicking Yankee arse in one game of the 1999 ALCS, a vitamin B-fueled Clemens striking out 20 Mariners, Nomar being better than Jeter (hey, we chanted it; it must have been true), the occasional weekend that Mo Vaughn wasn’t caught with a car full of strippers...
Via Surviving Grady
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #87: Jacob deGrom | SP | NYM

Kerry Wood Justin Verlander Jose Fernandez Jeremy Hellickson Hideo Nomo Dontrelle Willis What do these pitchers have in common? If you were a starter, is this a list of pitchers you would like to be included on? It probably depends on what the link is. While some of these pitchers are/were awesome and no-doubt-about-it aces when at their best, others (starting with Hellickson down...
Via Baseball Professor
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE News: Details On Tonight’s NXT In-Ring Debut Of Hideo Itami, Origin Of His New Name

As we reported in the spoilers for the WWE NXT tapings last week, Hideo Itami will be making his in-ring debut on tonight’s episode of NXT. The in-ring debut of Hideo Itami was announced shortly after his promo on NXT Takeover 2 on September 11th that was interrupted by The Ascension. Itami’s first televised WWE match will be in singles action against Justin Gabriel. During...
Via Wrestling News Depot
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Beckett and the Dodgers Have a History of No-Hitters

Josh Beckett Dodgers – Photo Credit – Keith Allison The Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Josh Beckett threw his first career no-hitter this past Sunday, May 25th against the Philadelphia Phillies. While this was the first no-hitter for Beckett, it was the 24th in the history of the Dodgers franchise. 11 of them have occurred since 1958, when the team relocated to Los Angeles from...
Via Hot Stove MLB
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hideo Nomo Trended On Twitter Thanks To Josh Beckett’s No-Hitter

Hideo Nomo trended hardcore on Twitter Sunday afternoon, and it was all due to Josh Beckett's no-hitter.
Via Gamedayr
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Pitcher Josh Beckett Throw No-Hitter

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, who has dealt with injuries for years now, pitched the first no-hitter of the MLB season and the first for the Dodgers since Hideo Nomo accomplished the feat back in 1996.  Enjoy this, Josh! pic.twitter.com/QpEfevZ5CM — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 25, 2014 The Philadelphia Phillies, who fell victim to Beckett’s stuff today, don’t...
Via Sportsnaut
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Overseas Fan Spring Training - Measuring Perfection

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer With only one more week left in Spring Training it is time to wrap up this series with the final look at how we measure perfection.Pitching perfection.There are a lot of things used to measure how good a pitcher is; Wins, Losses, Earned Run Average (ERA), innings pitched, strikeouts, walks, earned runs, games started, games finished, complete...
Via RedSoxLife
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Dodger Hideo Nomo elected to Japan Baseball Hall of Fame

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 record, 3...
Via Fox Sports West
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Dodger Hideo Nomo elected to Japan Baseball Hall of Fame

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 record, 3...
Via Fox Sports West
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014's worst Baseball Hall of Fame ballots

I promise you, we're reaching the end of ranting and raving about the Hall of Fame. But before we're done, it's time to look at the worst ballots cast for the Hall of Fame class of 2014. And let me tell you this - there sure were some doozies. All ballots have either been obtained by the Hall of Fame Ballot Collecting Gizmo from Baseball Think Factory, or by the writer-revealed...
Via Awful Announcing
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nine Former Red Sox On Hall Of Fame Ballot

A total of nine players who played for the Boston Red Sox appear on the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot. The nine are: Hideo Nomo, Mike Timlin, Todd Jones, Eric Gagne, Sean Casey, J.T. Snow, Lee Smith, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling. Former Sox top prospect Jeff Bagwell—who was traded for Larry Andersen before he ever played a game for Boston—also appears on the ballot. In our view...
Via FenwayNation
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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