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He’s probably just joking but…

by on Dec.28, 2009 @ 10:26 am, under NPB

Katsuya Nomura went to the horse races at Nakayama Race Course in Chiba and managed to win some money.  The winnings apparently left Nomura in a good mood and he told reporters that he'll now shoot for managing in the Majors.

"A lot of bad things happened this year, but I'm finishing the year on a high note.  I think I'll ride this wave out and look towards managing in the Majors next year," said Nomura.

While I don't think he's serious, the question of Japanese manager heading to the US is an interesting one.  I'm not sure that it could actually work though, unless Japanese managers loosen up a bit more.  I just don't see players in he US spending hours on end training, skipping out on family functions, and basically signing away their lives.