• Shisa Spring Report

    Shiba Taguchi, Ryukyu Sports News Tuba City, Arizona – March 31, 2025: Heading into 2025, the Shisa are looking to build on the momentum generated by their first winning season in...

  • Seven Days in May

    Shiba Taguchi, Ryukyu Sports News Naha, Okinawa – May 27, 2024: In its first three seasons in the PEBA, Okinawa has not had a winning season. For much of this year,...

  • Shisa Spring Report

    Shiba Taguchi, Ryukyu Sports News Tuba City, Arizona – March 27, 2024: There should be more excitement surrounding the Shisa as they prepare for 2024, but four consecutive seasons of losing...

  • Forget it, Jake

    Part I I first met Max Grant early last November. It was a sunless afternoon after a rain. I was heading into the barbershop. He was heading out, a balding man,...

  • Making Sense of the PEBA’s New Media-Rights Deal

    Ken O’Brien, Smallball Times Asheville, North Carolina – November 6, 2023: The PEBA announced on Monday that it had struck a four-year, $8 billion media-rights deal with its global television partners...

  • Stuck in Neutral: Shisa Year in Review

    Shiba Taguchi, Ryukyu Sports News Naha, Okinawa – November 5, 2023: Shisa fans could be forgiven for supposing that 2023 might be year in which Okinawa finally played winning baseball. While...

  • I, Kusonoki

    14: August, 2020 It’s quite some time before I hear from Miss Okano again. I am naturally reluctant to mention the visit from Mr. Takagi, which on the one hand may...

  • Shisa and Naha Officials Unveil Stadium Plans

    Shiba Taguchi, Ryukyu Sports News Naha, Okinawa – August 30, 2023: Populous, an American global architectural firm also known for its design of Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom, and Stadium...

  • Naha, Hit City

    Shiba Taguchi, Ryukyu Sports News Naha, Okinawa – July 10, 2023: Going into the all-star break, no team in the PEBA has tallied more hits than the 836 posted by the...

  • Cyclone Touches Down in Okinawa

    Shiba Taguchi, Ryukyu Sports News Naha, Okinawa – June 26, 2023: The Shisa announced today that they have made a deal with the Reno Zephyrs that will send right handed starting...

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