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Chiba Lotte Marines: Team to practice ‘Wa’ with monthly meetings

by on Feb.27, 2010 @ 8:16 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

...The Marines plan on scheduling monthly meetings that will involve coaches (manager and head coach), a couple of players (Saburo and Tsuyoshi Nishioka), and the front office (vice team rep).  They are hoping to open up the lines of communication between all three groups to avoid problems that stem from too little, or no, communication.  It all goes back to their 2010 team slogan: Wa.

2 comments on “Chiba Lotte Marines: Team to practice ‘Wa’ with monthly meetings

  1. westbaystars

    It all goes back to their 2010 team slogan: Wa.

    No, it all goes back to the team slogan of pointing out how distinctly different the team is doing everything compared to “Bobby’s Way.” The similar article in the paper edition of Nikkan Sports quoted Nishimura-kantoku strongly making that point.

    1. Gen Post author

      And your point being?

      Obviously, it would have been great if Valentine was able to return, but with the way things turned out, it was probably for the best. And if that argument doesn’t stick, then bottom line: he’s gone and there’s nothing that can be done about it at this point.

      From a Lotte standpoint, it probably makes the most sense for them to try and redefine the team. Because you know what, if they keep parts of Valentine’s plans around, then people will either talk about how Valentine should never have been let go in the first place, or that the Marines have no original ideas.

      Perhaps for the Marines, it’s a damned if you do, damned it you don’t scenario.

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