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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #600 on: August 17, 2021, 01:20:01 AM »




I couldn't say whether he did or not, but the optics of it didn't look great.



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #601 on: August 17, 2021, 01:53:46 AM »
I'm concerned for his psyche. He requested to be put 3rd in the rotation. Now he's getting into a big brawl. Do you think his confidence is down or a ball just got away from him? How can we build him back up?
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #602 on: August 20, 2021, 10:48:36 AM »




Itís tough to say honestly, I think there is probably some mental fatigue going on. Maybe itís the pressure to perform. Maybe he needs this break?



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #603 on: August 25, 2021, 10:33:57 AM »
Maybe so. Kid has put a lot of pressure on himself. Maybe this will be a good time for him to get his head right. You think I need to talk to him?
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #604 on: August 27, 2021, 12:17:10 AM »




We won't be able to talk to him since his suspension means he can't participate in any team activities, but maybe you're right, time away might get his head clear.



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #605 on: August 27, 2021, 02:01:13 PM »
Gotcha.

Well, now the number 3 in the rotation is open. Who do you feel would be our best option to put in that slot?
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #606 on: August 27, 2021, 02:07:02 PM »




It would either have to be McKillup or Franco. Either way, with very little pitching depth, it's going to put a lot on DeVoe and Javy to provide us with some bulk innings in games one and two to preserve our arms as much as we can.



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #607 on: August 27, 2021, 02:17:55 PM »
Hopefully, with the trad deadline getting closer by the week, we can trade for some depth.

I say let's go McKillup this week and Franco next week and then we'll have Simpson back in the lineup after his suspension.

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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #608 on: September 08, 2021, 02:55:10 PM »
1. Discuss the results of your last series.

I feel like we took a step back this week. We started off strong and had a bad week and that happens. Part of our issues are absolutely, 100% my fault. I'm looking to add more pitchers to our bull pen. It's not fair for our men and our fans. I don't want to be the cause of someone getting injured. I do believe that this week is an anomaly and that we will be back to our winning ways soon.

2. How do you personally feel about the news released by the league?

I like the idea of being able to call players from our minor league affiliate up. I'm hoping things can open up at some point to be able to sign some free agents so I can get said bull pen depth.

3. Talk about at least one other piece of news.

I'm hearing about some GMs not even showing up to the office. It's interesting how those teams can win in spite of their GMs not being around, yet dedicated GMs can struggle to pick up wins. Maybe that's what I'm doing wrong, maybe I need to leave the office for a few weeks...I kid, I kid. I'm totally dedicated to Tokyo Samurai Cat baseball and all I've heard are rumors. I hope my colleagues will step up for their franchise and for the great fans of the PBL.

I'd like to encourage Tokyo fans to hit those ballot boxes for our players. Great to see Fino leading the voting in reliever and Ray Michael leading the vote for 3rd base, I think we could easily get Tito up to starting in left field, and Tim Payne in the running with Chris Walsh for pitcher. We have quite a few players that are having all-star calibur seasons, I just hope the fan vote will reflect that when all is said and done.

4. Talk about your upcoming series.

We play London and I believe we are going to have a good series. Our bats have been stronger this year than in years past and I believe we are going to get back on the right track this week.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #609 on: September 08, 2021, 11:36:20 PM »




Boss, I know itís not my place but we need some help in our bullpen. I feel like our arms are all getting tired, it puts a lot of pressure on us starters to go out and go deep into games to spare the guysí workload. Whatever you need to do, two more arms are really needed or else I feel this season is going to be lost.



  

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« Reply #610 on: September 09, 2021, 08:49:05 AM »
Thank you for coming to me Josh. I will make that the top priority this week. I'm sorry I put you guys in this situation. Thank you for your hard work. I really appreciate you and your contributions to this franchise.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #611 on: September 10, 2021, 11:17:51 PM »




You can count on me.



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #612 on: September 11, 2021, 08:46:17 PM »
I know I can. I know I can.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #613 on: September 11, 2021, 11:10:55 PM »




Right now itís like itís been all season, the new rule goes into effect after the trade deadline passes in Week 10.
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #614 on: September 17, 2021, 12:46:35 PM »
Gotcha. Thank you. Will you let Coach Bueno know I'm ready to speak to him?
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #615 on: September 17, 2021, 01:20:43 PM »




Heís performed quite well down in Maui for us. Heís probably not quite ready to be the reliable starter we hope he becomes. Weíre you thinking of starting him or making him just a bullpen arm?



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #616 on: September 20, 2021, 01:12:44 PM »
Bullpen arm for now. If he earns the starter job, he earns it.

I put feelers out for a McFadden trade trying to get an arm and not a single team bit. I think I may have to cut him so we can sign another arm. Any trouble with this?
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #617 on: September 20, 2021, 08:22:37 PM »




Do whatever you feel you need to do.



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #618 on: September 20, 2021, 08:39:43 PM »
Will do, Coach. I'll have to get on the horn.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #619 on: September 22, 2021, 11:01:00 PM »




Not sure how much time we have left to make a move, the bus is ready to take us to the airport to board for London.



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #620 on: September 23, 2021, 05:08:21 PM »
Okay. I'll get this deal done.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #621 on: September 23, 2021, 05:42:03 PM »




I can dig it.



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #622 on: September 23, 2021, 06:20:23 PM »
Excellent.
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Please call in McFadden.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #623 on: September 23, 2021, 08:28:18 PM »
HE UNDERSTANDS AND THANKS YOU FOR BEING MAN ENOUGH TO TELL HIM IN PERSON



  

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« Reply #624 on: September 23, 2021, 09:53:11 PM »
Thanks for being understanding.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #625 on: September 23, 2021, 11:15:06 PM »



 
Mr. Gooch, Iím not sure what has made you change your mind about the situation involving Mr. Simpson. But fortunately for you, I still remember looking into this situation last week when reviewing Mr. Hessí appeal. I have to say, your lack of an appeal last week made me think that your teams own internal investigation made me think the punishment fit the crime. We at the league office do feel like Steve Simpson was the instigator of what transpired on the field, as the pitch looks awfully purposeful. You are right that it cannot be proven with a certainty, which is why your teams lack of an appeal made us feel sound in our decision. Can I ask why you didnít choose to appeal last week as opposed to now?



  

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« Reply #626 on: September 23, 2021, 11:37:58 PM »
I felt like one week was definitely fair, so I let it go for one week. I feel like two weeks isn't fair. So I didn't want to appeal when I thought that at least one week was due punishment. Both guys got into it.

I did talk to my coach, but my plan was to appeal this week. In the future should I always appeal the week of? I was just trying to do the honorable thing and it seems I made a faux pas.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #627 on: September 24, 2021, 02:15:27 AM »



 
Mr. Gooch, while I can sympathize with your current situation, the league office has made the decision to keep the punishment on Mr. Simpson as is. If you believe the punishment doesnít fit the crime, then yes, I would advise that you appeal immediately, otherwise it comes across as validated. We do hope Mr. Simpson has taken this time to reflect on the decisions he made on the diamond and that he can use this moment as a life lesson, as well something to teach back to his peers for the betterment of our sport.



  

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« Reply #628 on: September 24, 2021, 08:45:53 AM »
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« Reply #629 on: October 04, 2021, 10:31:22 PM »
1. Discuss the results of your last series.

I didn't like that we lost the series, but I saw things I liked. We called up a great, young arm and signed another arm. Hopefully those changes will help us with success in the future. So much about sports is chemistry. I believe we will be playing playoff level baseball again soon.

2. If you had to bet on a team to win the College World Series, who would it be on?

I'm going with the Cinderella team, Long Beach State. I enjoyed watching them play ball and I think they could shock the world.

3. Talk about at least one other piece of news.

Maeda is really on a tear with Virginia Beach. He's playing some great baseball.

I want to send my condolences out to Amir Johnson in the loss of his dog. Losing a pet is hard. He really showed some strength of character by not only going out there, but going out there and throwing a shut-out. Kudos to him.

Glad to see Tito and Edgar leading their respective positions in All-Star voting. I'd like for the Tokyo faithful to get their friends and family to vote for Tim Payne. He's a talented young catcher who could really show what he's got in that All-Star game. Glad to have him in Tokyo. Ray Michael has proven to be a solid signing from this offseason and I'd like to see him move up in the voting as well.

4. Talk about your upcoming series.

Big week against Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay is a solid, well coached team lead by a great mind of a GM. If we put together what I believe we can put together, we're going to win this series and may even walk away with a sweep.
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #630 on: October 09, 2021, 03:27:27 PM »




Getting Simpson back this week is key to get our team back on track. Thunder Bay comes in hot, but maybe overconfident. An opportunity to create our own momentum and knock them back to earth a bit.



  

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« Reply #631 on: October 09, 2021, 07:42:08 PM »
I agree. How do you feel like the new arms are doing? I know it's only been one series but do you think there's any sigh of relief from the players?
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« Reply #632 on: October 11, 2021, 10:42:51 PM »




Rich and Josh both looked good, it's a welcomed sigh of relief by everyone. Finally feels like we have some options instead of slim pickings.



  

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« Reply #633 on: October 12, 2021, 09:33:00 AM »
Excellent.

Anyone out in the field you are concerned about? Any bats not doing what they have been? We've been focused on the pitching so much we haven't really talked about fielding and batting.
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« Reply #634 on: October 13, 2021, 12:54:55 AM »




We're struggling at the plate, especially with any sort if power. We get hits at a decent enough average, but we just haven't been able to drive our men in. It's nothing that can really be fixed unless we start hitting better with runners in scoring position... or putting the ball over the wall more frequently. 



  

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« Reply #635 on: October 13, 2021, 04:02:18 PM »
I guess that is something that will happen with personal player growth. How is Simpson doing now that he's back? Seem rejuvenated?
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« Reply #636 on: October 14, 2021, 12:12:23 AM »




Only one way to truly find out. But we need him to be at his best because he's a difference maker for us.



  

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« Reply #637 on: October 14, 2021, 11:50:16 AM »
Excellent. Let's slot him back in at 3 and let's get some momentum back.
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« Reply #638 on: November 01, 2021, 09:49:45 AM »
1. Talk about your series. Who on your team, was your series MVP?

Not much to say. We played hard but got swept. I'd say Tito was our MVP. Consistency is important and he's been consistent.

2. Talk about at least TWO news headlines.

I saw my name show up in the news. It's accurate. I did say that. I didn't realize it was overheard, but I stand by it. I don't know what to do to stop this skid. We have a roster, that on paper, looks like it should be competing for the top of our division. We have a staff that is stellar. The pieces are all here, I don't know why they aren't forming the puzzle. I'm not giving up on anyone. I'm not making any sort of threats. I think we can still make something big happen, but I just don't know what else I can do currently.

It's an interesting time in the PBL. Maeda is playing lights out baseball as is Alex Morales. We are seeing a lot of great performances.

3. We have seen a few moves already as trade deadline approaches. Will you be trade deadline buyers or sellers?

I'll be real, I think everyone in PBL is hunkering down. I haven't received a single phone call about any trades whatsoever. There's not a lot of chatter.

4. Talk about your upcoming series. Where is one place your team will have the advantage against your opponent?

This week we play Virginia Beach. They are great in every aspect of the game of baseball. I do think an advantage we may have is that we have some new arms in our bullpen and we may be able to mix some things up.
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #639 on: November 01, 2021, 09:50:29 PM »
"Where do you feel the team needs to improve the most?"



  

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« Reply #640 on: November 01, 2021, 10:11:28 PM »
I don't think a single area is going to cut it. We need a solid group effort as a collective of individuals. We need to see the best out of everyone. I know we can be a special team, but you have to score runs and cause the other team to not score runs.
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« Reply #641 on: November 01, 2021, 11:46:38 PM »
ďIf you have the players, then is it a coaching issue? Has Coach Bueno lost that fire?Ē



  

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« Reply #642 on: November 02, 2021, 02:18:51 PM »
Absolutely not. It's not the coaching. It's not the players. It's synergy. We haven't had that magic "click" moment as a team yet. Our players progressed well in training camp. I personally hold Coach Bueno in high regard. The team seems to be responding well to Coach Bueno and the staff. The players have improved. We added some big talent in the off-season to go along with our talented players we already had. Something hasn't clicked and I don't know what that is, but it's no one's fault. I believe we will find the gelling as we continue to play. I believe in this staff and this team. I don't know what the issue is, but I can't attribute it to anyone's ability or work.
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GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
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GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #643 on: November 04, 2021, 12:22:58 AM »




Rough week and now we have the Tide. Not an easy task, but a chance to gain some self esteem back.



  

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« Reply #644 on: November 04, 2021, 10:23:27 AM »
I agree.

Is there anything we can do that would help with team chemistry?
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #645 on: November 07, 2021, 11:41:36 PM »




Nothing external, no. Winning helps with that, but that's where we need to execute.



  

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« Reply #646 on: November 08, 2021, 04:29:06 PM »
Agreed. Let's fight hard and get some wins.
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