From October 27:
|Junichi Tazawa||BOS||10/27||BOS 4
|Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with runners on first and second, two out, and Boston up 4-2. (H, 1). [MLB highlight]|
|Koji Uehara||BOS||10/27||BOS 4
|Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 4-2. Ended the game by picking Kolten Wong off second base with Carlos Beltran up to bat. (S, 1). [MLB highlight] ... First Japanese pitcher to record a save during the World Series. [Sponichi 10/28/2013]|
Manabu "Gaku" Tashiro became the first Japanese person to serve as an official World Series scorer. His scorecard from the first game was submitted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on the 26th. His scorecard from the second game will be sent to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in Tokyo.
Tashiro was only supposed to serve as a scorer for the first two games of the World Series. However, he is now slated to reprise his role in Game 4 and remain an official scorer until the end of the series.
Source: Sanspo 10/28/2013
New posting system agreement could be in place by November 1, according to NY Post's Joel Sherman.
The MLB Commissioners Office and Nippon Professional Baseball are closing in on a posting agreement that the sides are optimistic will be in place by Nov. 1, two sources told The Post.
... There had been speculation the system would undergo radical changes, with perhaps even the teams with the three highest posting bids all gaining the rights to negotiate with the players. I have been told there will be alterations in the process, but still only one team will win the post and have exclusive negotiating rights.
It is possible, as a way to give the player more power to chose his destination, he might get to pick a singular team from, say, the top two or three bidders.