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Tsuyoshi Shinjo makes an appearance on TBS’ Job Tune

by on Apr.26, 2012 @ 9:10 pm, under NPB

Tsuyoshi Shinjo appeared on TBS' JobTune tonight and revealed a number of interesting things.  Some of this stuff may already known, some may not.  In either case, I thought it might be of interest.

  • Had a hard time concentrating during games.  Only focused with runners on base and during situations where there was a chance he could become a hero.  Katsuya Nomura was the one manager that saw through his tactics.
  • Once hit a grand slam against the Yakult Swallows to tie the game and send it into extra innings.  But he was concerned about a four-way date he had scheduled at 11pm and apparently threw the game -- he purposely let a fly ball hit in his direction dunk in to push the game-winning run across the plate.
  • He did not play hard during high school.  Wanted to go to the Yomiuri Giants in the first round; was severely disappointed and frustrated he was not drafted until the 5th round.  Worse, he was drafted by the team he hated the most, the Hanshin Tigers.
  • Almost did not sign with the Tigers, but father convinced him to try it for three years -- if it did not workout, he could quit and join his father in the landscaping/gardening business.
  • When he decided to head to the US, he only wanted to play in New York.  Apparently because it was "funky."
  • Currently lives in Bali.  Built his own motocross track and has aspirations of becoming a motocross racer.
  • Ended by saying he felt motocross was fifty times more interested than baseball and that he could probably get himself back into starting form for baseball within six months.

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