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[3/27/2015] Spring Koshien Stats Added

by on Mar.27, 2015 @ 9:00 am, under High School, Site Updates, Spring Koshien

The stats section for the 87th Spring Koshien is now online. It is updated through to the end of March 26 (Thursday). I haven't really had a chance to check things completely, so you might come across some oddities. If you do, please tell me about it, either by using the comment form below, or by dropping me an e-mail at gen [at] yakyubaka [dot] com.

BTW: I already know about Matsuyama Higashi being registered as Matsuyama (Higashi). This will be fixed during the next update.

Koshien Stats

[11/7/2014] 2014 Draft Class Contract Status

by on Nov.08, 2014 @ 4:16 am, under Site Updates

I created a separate contract status page for the 2014 draft class. This page will be updated as new information is posted by the media.

I will also be adding a separate news updates section for the 2014 draft class. I haven't gotten around to adding it in yet, but I have been adding news updates to it since the draft so it will be full of news when it is ready to go.

2014 Draft Class Contract Status

[4/2/2014] Koshien Stats updated

by on Apr.02, 2014 @ 2:24 am, under Site Updates

The Koshien Stats section has been updated with through to the end of Day 11.  I couldn't update the stats in time for Day 10, but I did put an update through after Day 9.  I just wasn't able to get around to posting an update about it here.

I also knocked out a couple of nasty bugs that cropped up for pitchers that made multiple appearances in the same game (for example, Yokohama's Masashi Ito against Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei on March 27).  There were also a couple of other minor bugs that I fixed.

If anyone happens to come across other bugs, please feel free to let me know via the comment section below or by e-mail.

[3/23/2014] Apologies for the delays in updates

by on Mar.23, 2014 @ 10:39 pm, under Site Updates

I just wanted to give folks an update about my recent posting schedule and apologize for the delays.

I've been a little swamped and I've also been working on the 2014 Spring Koshien version of the 2013 Summer Koshien section.  This has probably taken up most of my time the last couple of days and should be very nearly done.  It should complement the box scores I post and provide at least a little more information for those interested.

Once I get the Koshien project out the door, I should return to something of a normal posting schedule.  Until then, please bear with me a bit longer.

Rebuilding the site: HTML and CSS changes

by on Feb.12, 2014 @ 1:57 pm, under Site Updates

A few of you may have noticed a couple of minor changes to the site over the last few days.  I have been working on a few HTML and CSS issues that were causing problems on handheld devices.  There were also some things I was trying to do to improve load times, like re-structuring the HTML into smaller sections, particularly for the top page, so that things load more efficiently.  I'm happy with the changes for the time being, but there may be some issues that I overlooked.  There may also be some things that people asked me to change in the past, but reverted back with the most recent up.  Slime pointed out an issue with the font size.  I have tried upping the size so hopefully that is back to normal.  If there are any other issues, please post them in the comments sections.


Happy New Year 2014

by on Jan.02, 2014 @ 4:53 pm, under Site Updates


It's a day late if you live in Japan, but nevertheless, I wanted to wish everyone and happy and healthy 2014.

For everyone that supported the Yakyubaka in 2013, I extend my sincerest gratitude and appreciation.  I hope that I can continue to provide you with your Japanese baseball fix.

On a side note, some of you may be a little surprised with the new design.  I hope it isn't too jarring or disturbing.  I recently noticed a growing number of users accessing the site through various portable devices, so I thought I would try my hand at responsive design.  There are still a lot of kinks to work out, so if you happen to notice anything strange, please feel free to let me know by either contacting me via e-mail or posting a comment below.

[8/16/2013] 2013 Summer Koshien Stats

by on Aug.16, 2013 @ 7:18 am, under High School, Site Updates, Summer Koshien

I've been working on a little section for 2013 Summer Koshien Stats.  It is still far from done, but I thought I'd go ahead and open the section up to anyone that might be interested.  It contains stats from the start of the tournament through to August 15.  The index page will give you the full list of players that have appeared in tournament.  Clicking into the team will show the roster for that team.  Clicking into inidividual names will give you their stats for the tournament.  You can also click into individual games for hitters to see more information about their at bats.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to either post it down below in the comments, or drop me an e-mail at gen [at] yakyubaka dot com.

Koshien Stats

Server Issues

by on Jan.19, 2013 @ 11:00 pm, under Site Updates

I apologize for the recent server issues.  I'm trying to iron them, but it's taking me a lot longer than I thought it would.  Hopefully I'll have things fixed soon.  Until then, please bear with me.

Apologies for the inconvenience.


UPDATE 1/21 @ 9:05pm

Things seem to have stabilized (knock on wood).  If any of you notice problems, please let me know, either by posting a comment below, or by dropping me an e-mail.

Important Announcement: Site could go down 24 to 48 hours for server upgrade

by on Jan.13, 2013 @ 12:22 am, under Site Updates

This site is currently running on a server that is a bit outdated.  While it is good enough to run the site, there are some security issues that can only be addressed by moving to a new server.  The physical move should not take very long, but getting the new IP address mapped to the domain name can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours (sometimes a lot less, sometimes a lot more).  That means Yakyubaka will not be accessible during this time.

I have already backed-up most of the data on this server for the move.  I still have a few more things to do though.  Assuming I can get it all done within the next few hours, I plan to begin the move to the new server.  The IP switch on the domain name will be made once all the files have been uploaded.

I will post another update within the next few hours to let everyone know where I am in the schedule and whether or not the server upgrade is going to happen.

I know it is sudden, but unfortunately due to my schedule, this is the best I can do.

UPDATE @ 4:36am - The upgrade will take place at some point this weekend, but I'm not entirely sure when yet.  I'm waiting to hear back on a couple of things with my webhost and once everything is settled, the new server should go online.

Since it is past 4:30am though, I figure I'll hit the sack now, get some shut-eye, and resume when I wake up.

I'll post another update when I have more details.

UPDATE @ 11:32am - Just a quick update: still waiting to hear back from my webhost.  It's probably taking a bit longer for them to respond because it's the weekend.

UPDATE 1/14 @ 2:56am - Another quick update: the new server is still being provisioned.  Not really sure how long it's going to take.  Hopefully it'll be up before the end of the three day weekend here in Japan.

UPDATE 1/14 @ 11:49am - The new server is up and running so I will be spending time setting things up and transferring files over.  Once that's done, I'll be updating the IP assigned to the domain name.  I'll post another update when I do that.

UPDATE 1/14 @ 5:03pm - I have begun transferring data over.  I have also modified portions of the domain and plan to go through with the full changes shortly, which means the site could become inaccessible at some point.

UPDATE 1/14 @ 8:31pm - Ok, transfer/upgrade done for this site.  Still have a couple more to go.