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    Shohei Otani, Proven Monster
    October 16, 2016
    Featured, Nippon Ham Fighters, Playoffs, Uncategorized
    Ever since we were aware of the existence of Shohei Otani, there has been...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Sayonara From Mori Gives Improbable Comeback
    September 4, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions would have some miracles to prevent a completely disastrous week....
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    SUMMERTIME AND THE LIVIN'S EASY
    August 31, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines
    Lotte wins 2-0 over Rakuten on 8/12 via a Despa 2R HR & Ishikawa...
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    Graveyard Baseball Podcast: Lions ŌenDEN Episode 11
    August 29, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    This is the 11th episode of our Lions OenDEN podcast, covering all things Saitama...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Wolfe Wins Debut as the Strong Form Continues
    August 29, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions looked to continue the hot form they've had since the...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Takayuki Kishi Earns 100th Career Win
    August 22, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    In what is most likely one of the better weeks of the season, the...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Tawata Earns First Career Shutout, First Winning Week in Two Months
    August 14, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions would go 4-2 against the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and Orix...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Rock Bottom Has Finally Arrived
    August 6, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions would go 1-5 against the Fukuoka Sofbank Hawks and the...
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    Those Bullpen Blues: Part II
    August 1, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines
    July promotional poster from Marines.co.jpJuly hasn’t always been the kindest month to Our Marines....
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Yamakawa Called Up to Spark a Comeback
    July 30, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions went 2-4 against the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and Orix Buffaloes....
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    Graveyard Baseball Podcast: Lions ŌenDEN Episode 10
    July 26, 2016
    Podcast, Seibu Lions
    This is the 10th episode of our podcast discussing the Saitama Seibu Lions. Discussion...
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    2016 NPB Trade Deadline: Seibu Lions Candidates
    July 16, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The 2016 NPB Trade deadline comes at the end of July like in MLB....
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    Report: Seibu Lions Waive Andy Van Hekken
    July 15, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    After what looked like something to be optimistic for the 2016 season, the Saitama...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Lack of Offense Leads to Fourth Consecutive Losing Week
    July 10, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions went 1-5 against the Chiba Lotte Marines and Orix Buffaloes...
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    Seibu Lions 2016 Season is All But Over, But it Could be Worse
    July 6, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions suffered a 1-5 week which included being swept by the...
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    Those Bullpen Blues
    July 5, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines
    Remember when the bullpen was the one constant we could always rely on to...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Okawari-kun Returns and Prevents a Complete Sweep
    July 3, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions went 1-5 for the week against the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters...
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    Graveyard Baseball Podcast: Lions ŌenDEN Episode 9
    July 1, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    This is the 9th episode of our podcast discussing the Saitama Seibu Lions. Discussion...
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    Interleague's Over, Time to Beat Up on Pa-League
    June 27, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines
    from marines.co.jp Our annual sojourn into the unknown wilderness of the Central League is...
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    Lions Weekly Digest: Sayonara from Sakata Prevents a Sweep
    June 26, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions would lose the series coming off interleague play to the...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Kuriyama Reaches Milestone in Brutal Week
    June 19, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions went a combined 1-5 against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp and...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Third Sayonara Propels Team to Fourth Straight Series Win
    June 11, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions would go 4-2 against the Yomiuri Giants and Chunichi Dragons....
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    Transcript: Wade LeBlanc Reflects on His Career in Japan
    June 8, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    Wade LeBlanc was recently interviewed on SportsNet in Canada after receiving a special honor...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Koishi an Unsung Hero for First Week of Interleague Play
    June 6, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions went 4-2 this week against the Yokohama DeNA Baystars and...
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    Limping into Interleague
    May 30, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines
    Celebrating the opening of the Hokkaido Shinkansen last Thursday in Hakodate and Marines Fest...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: First Three-Game Sweep of the Season
    May 29, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Lions would go 4-1 against the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles and Orix Buffaloes....
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    Felipe Paulino: A Brief Scouting Report
    May 28, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    As we've detailed on twitter (@GraveyardBall), the Lions have signed MLB/MiLB veteran on Sunday....
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    Lotte Week In Review: Holding Steady, Lots of Positives
    May 23, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines
    from marines.co.jpOur Marines ended the week an even 3-3, still snugly sitting 2.5 games...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Sayonara Secures First Winning Week in More Than a Month
    May 22, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions would go 3-2 combined against the Chiba Lotte Marines and...
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    Seibu Lions Unveil Emerald Alternate Uniforms for 2016
    May 20, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions revealed alternate uniforms for the summer of the 2016 season....
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    We Can Never Have Too Much Excitement
    May 17, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines
    from marines.co.jpThis week in Lotteland began with a well-pitched, strategic, tight loss on the...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Otani Defeated Again for the Only Win
    May 15, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions went 1-4 for the week against the Tohoku Rakuten Golden...
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    Ernesto Mejia Wins Pacific League MVP of the Month
    May 10, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    NPB announced their awards for the month of April for both the Pacific and...
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    Coming Back Strong
    May 9, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines
    From marines.co.jp The 2016 version of Our Marines is nothing if not an exciting...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Otani defeated, but Golden Week continues losing skid
    May 8, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions went 2-4 combined against the Orix Buffaloes and Hokkaido Nippon-Ham...
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    Found On Ebay: Orestes Destrade's 1990 Japan Series Watch
    May 6, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    We usually just talk baseball here on Graveyard Baseball, but with the Lions playing...
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    Report: Seibu Lions promote Shinji Mori to ichi-gun pitching coach, add Chikara Onodera to ni-gun staff
    May 6, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions announced on Friday afternoon that they promoted ni-gun pitching coach...
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    Something I Needed to See
    May 5, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Game Report
    There is something I really needed to see on Thursday. The big win...
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    Any Way the Wind Blows
    May 3, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Game Report
    Our Marines went 4-1 this past week, sweeping a pair of games in the...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Rookies Make Their Ichi-gun Debuts in Team Losses
    May 1, 2016
    Game Report, Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions would go 1-3-1 in a five-game week against the Chiba...
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    No Schism In My Optimism Prism
    April 25, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines
    Our Marines lost three of four games at home this past week, falling off...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Weekly Digest: Throwing Games Away (On Errors)
    April 24, 2016
    Game Report, Seibu Lions
    The Lions would go 2-3-1 against the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and Tohoku Rakuten Golden...
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    Kumamoto Earthquake Relief
    April 20, 2016
    Charity, Chiba Lotte Marines
    Pro baseball players from all around Japan have been volunteering to help raise money...
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    Graveyard Baseball Podcast: Lions ŌenDEN Episode 7
    April 20, 2016
    Podcast, Seibu Lions, Team News
    This is the seventh episode of Lions ŌenDEN. In this episode, Christian Gin and Wes...
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    Lottocracy Spring
    April 18, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines
    This past week will be remembered for a couple of career firsts for two...
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    Lions Weekly Digest: Throwing Games Away With Offensive Offense
    April 17, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions went 1-4 combined against the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks and Orix...
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    2016 Seibu Lions: How the Roster Was Built
    April 13, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The 2016 Saitama Seibu Lions roster was put up on the NPB website. They...
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    First Time Through the Order
    April 11, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines
    Our Marines have now faced all five of their Pacific League foes, coming out...
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    2016 Lions Weekly Digest: Homers produce wins in decent week
    April 9, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions went 4-1 combined against the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and Chiba...
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    Sometimes a Tie is a Win
    April 6, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Game Report
    A quick perusal of Tuesday's box scores shows a 4-4 tie in Fukuoka for...
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    Sixth Sense: Who becomes the Lions sixth starter?
    April 6, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions benefit from the schedule, giving them weeks to figure out...
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    Series Report: Lotte @ Orix, 1-3 April 2016
    April 4, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Game Report
    Our Marines took to the road for the first time this past weekend, taking...
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    2016 Lions Weekly Digest: Series lost in Sendai; split in Fukuoka
    April 3, 2016
    Game Report, Seibu Lions
    The Lions would go 2-3 in five games against the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks and...
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    4/2 Dome Away From Dome
    April 2, 2016
    Game Report, Nippon Ham Fighters, SoftBank Hawks
    Once upon a time, there were Tokyo Fighters, and they called Big Egg home. It wasn't really...
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    4/1 Because Ohtani
    April 1, 2016
    Game Report, Nippon Ham Fighters, SoftBank Hawks
    Kusanagi Stadium first opened the gates to the people of Shizuoka in 1930. In 1934,...
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    3/30 Building a Picket Fence
    March 30, 2016
    Game Report, Seibu Lions, SoftBank Hawks
    Kodai Senga took hold of the game ball, heard the music, and started the dance. Shogo...
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    Report: Hotaka Yamakawa deactivated from Seibu Lions roster
    March 30, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    Prior to Wednesday night's game against the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, the Saitama Seibu Lions...
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    Game Report: Lotte vs Rakuten, 29 March 2016
    March 30, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Gallery, Game Report, Rakuten Eagles
    Chiba Lotte0Rakuten0On a beautiful, warm Tuesday afternoon at QVC Marine Field, Our Marines bounced...
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    3/29 Dome Sweet Dome
    March 29, 2016
    Game Report, Seibu Lions, SoftBank Hawks
    In 2003, Tsuyoshi Wada earned Pacific League Rookie of the Year honors with the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks....
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    3/27 Third Time's a Charm
    March 28, 2016
    Game Report, Rakuten Eagles, SoftBank Hawks
    Wearing number 21 and using a blue glove like Eagles ace Hisashi Iwakuma before his days...
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    2016 Lions Weekly Digest: Sayonara on Opening Day, Series taken
    March 27, 2016
    Game Report, Seibu Lions
    The Saitama Seibu Lions had an Opening Day and early series for the ages....
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    3/26 Second Time Around
    March 27, 2016
    Game Report, Rakuten Eagles, SoftBank Hawks
    There's an old cliche about an old cliche being a great way to start...
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    3/25 Opening Night at Kobo Stadium
    March 25, 2016
    Game Report, Rakuten Eagles, SoftBank Hawks
    Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles hosted Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks last night at Kobo Stadium in...
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    2016 Preview: Opening Series and Events
    March 24, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Feature, Stadium, Team News
    It's here. IT'S FINALLY HERE! The 2016 Season Opener is today! The long, cold winter...
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    2016 Seibu Lions need to BEAST in order to make the postseason
    March 24, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    The 2016 season begins today. Expectations for the Saitama Seibu Lions become an interesting...
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    2016 Preview: Calling the Pacific League
    March 24, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, preview, Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, SoftBank Hawks
    The season starts this Friday - Hamu @ Lotte in a sold-out Q, Wakui...
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    2016 Seibu Lions Opening Day Roster Released
    March 23, 2016
    Seibu Lions
    Yusei Kikuchi will start on Opening Day The Saitama Seibu Lions Opening Day roster was...
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    2016 Preview: Sta-Men In My Mind
    March 21, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines, preview, Team News
    Like most baseball fans, I like to use my free time in the pre-season...
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    Everything Old is New Again
    March 17, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Feature, Stadium, Team News
    For my money, cheering is the best part of the game experience. My...
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    Lotte Spring Camp - February 14 2016
    February 14, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Featured, Media
    Pictures from Lotte Spring Camp in Ishigaki - 14 February 2016. Share this Post About the...
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    Photos - Spring Camp, Feb 14 2016
    February 14, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Gallery
    As usual, I took a whole lotta pics at Ishigaki Spring Camp this year,...
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    Photos - Spring Camp, Feb 12 2016
    February 12, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Gallery
    First day of Ishigaki Spring Camp in 2016.
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    Lotte Spring Camp 2015
    February 4, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Media
    Here's some images from Lotte Spring Camp 2015. Share this Post About the AuthorOuendanLeader
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    Lotte Spring Camp - February 13 2012
    February 3, 2016
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Media
    Old pictures from Lotte Spring Camp. Taken February 13, 2012. Share this Post About the...
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    CS Final Stage Game 3: Into the Offseason
    October 18, 2015
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Game Report, Playoffs
    You've probably noticed we haven't updated in a few days, and I am sure...
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    CS Final Stage Game 2: This Is It
    October 16, 2015
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Game Report, Playoffs
    Our Marines have reached the end of the season: Thursday's 6-1 loss at...
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    CS Final Stage Game 1: The One That Got Away
    October 15, 2015
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Game Report, Playoffs
    If only that one ball didn't take that awkward bounce. If only we...
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    If It's Lotte Golden Year, We Must Go Through Fukuoka
    October 12, 2015
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Game Report, Playoffs
    I have no voice, nothing left in me at all right now.  But I...
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    One More Win to Fukuoka
    October 10, 2015
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Game Report
    Lotte vs the best pitcher in the Pacific this year? No problemo, we got...
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    A-Class, Baby, A-Class!
    October 10, 2015
    celebration, Chiba Lotte Marines, Game Report
    Two weeks ago Our Marines looked to be dead in the water. Back-to-back...
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    Let's Go To Sapporo AGAIN!
    October 2, 2015
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Game Report
    Seibu's season has ended with what is surely a heartbreaking loss for them at...
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    The Road to Climax is Clear
    September 29, 2015
    Chiba Lotte Marines, Game Report
    On Monday night at a jam-packed, roaring Seibu Dome, the hated Lions had a...