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kaldaniels
04-23-2007, 11:41 AM
I got this link from the Sports-Guy's blog but check this out for
1) Entertainment and 2) The odd similarilty of the uniforms to the Reds.
Just some off day entertainment. Enjoy. :beerme:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw8iF9Zxaz0

Johnny Footstool
04-23-2007, 11:51 AM
Priceless.

Unassisted
04-23-2007, 11:56 AM
Granted the batter who chased the pitcher shouldn't have done it, but there's no shortage of racist subtext in that clip. :thumbdown

Johnny Footstool
04-23-2007, 11:59 AM
Granted the batter who chased the pitcher shouldn't have done it, but there's no shortage of racist subtext in that clip. :thumbdown

Where, in the audio? I didn't listen to it.

Unassisted
04-23-2007, 12:01 PM
Where, in the audio? I didn't listen to it.

The voiceover is all in Japanese. The circus-like music is what did it for me.

kaldaniels
04-23-2007, 12:06 PM
Granted the batter who chased the pitcher shouldn't have done it, but there's no shortage of racist subtext in that clip. :thumbdown

I couldn't listen to it either. Sorry.

Mr.MojoRisin
04-23-2007, 12:15 PM
The uniforms are what got me. Definately Reds.

Redsland
04-23-2007, 12:24 PM
http://park.org/Japan/Public/Hiroshima/html/images/others/carpboy1.gif

Joseph
04-23-2007, 12:51 PM
Tony Bautista was the batter, if I remember correctly.

kaldaniels
04-23-2007, 12:58 PM
Ok...so I found the teams official website (I'd love to check out the availbility of a cap)...but....can anyone out there help me find "Carpszone". :laugh:

http://www.carp.co.jp/

Dunner44
04-23-2007, 01:00 PM
Even more similarities:

http://diamondsareforhumor.mlblogs.com/./photos/uncategorized/capttok80205241327japan_baseball_brown_t.jpg

smith288
04-23-2007, 02:30 PM
Tony Bautista was the batter, if I remember correctly.
The batter's last name is Allen isnt it?

Always Red
04-23-2007, 03:41 PM
http://www.shop.carp.co.jp/shop07/cap/images/cap133_b.gif

MartyFan
04-23-2007, 04:04 PM
Their team mascot was my avatar on here for several months...When checking into Japanese baseball I always followed the Carp because they had the same uni as the Reds.

Number_Fourteen
04-23-2007, 04:17 PM
An ex-girlfriend of mine is from Hiroshima, home of the Carp. As some may have noticed, translations done from Japanese to English by a Japanese translator often fall short on accuracy. Anyways, she told me that for many years, the Hiroshima team uniform said, "Carps". That is, until someone finally pointed it out to the team that a written pluralizing of "Carp" was unnecessary & incorrect. I do not recall how many years the Carp played w/ the incorrect spelling on their uniforms, and other official gear, but I do remember her telling the story with much amusement.

kaldaniels
04-23-2007, 04:19 PM
The voiceover is all in Japanese. The circus-like music is what did it for me.

Take this with a grain of salt because I have no clue what I'm talking about...but I would guess the circus music was added by a Japanese production company and appears to have a Japanese audience laughing, i.e. the Super Terrific Happy Hour on Seinfeld :D

ITHIKABAND
04-23-2007, 04:25 PM
Its Rod Allen he's an anouncer for The Tigers...

Dunner44
04-23-2007, 04:45 PM
An ex-girlfriend of mine is from Hiroshima, home of the Carp. As some may have noticed, translations done from Japanese to English by a Japanese translator often fall short on accuracy. Anyways, she told me that for many years, the Hiroshima team uniform said, "Carps". That is, until someone finally pointed it out to the team that a written pluralizing of "Carp" was unnecessary & incorrect. I do not recall how many years the Carp played w/ the incorrect spelling on their uniforms, and other official gear, but I do remember her telling the story with much amusement.

This is actually mentioned in such high literature as the book "Hiroshima" by John Hersey.

Kradokk
04-23-2007, 05:01 PM
It is rather interesting that last years Reds Road hat is being sold as a carp hat now. Same exact hat, made by New Era. Talk about milking your inventory of hats eh?

Yachtzee
04-23-2007, 09:12 PM
The Reds should work out some cross-over marketing deal with the Carp.

Jpup
04-24-2007, 05:40 AM
or sue them. I noticed this many years ago and always wondered why the Reds allowed it.

I'm only being silly. :help:

Redsland
04-24-2007, 11:04 AM
or sue them. I noticed this many years ago and always wondered why the Reds allowed it.
We did threaten to sue them. We also offered to look the other way if they took John Bale off our hands.

Problem solved.

:evil:

reds1869
04-24-2007, 03:27 PM
We did threaten to sue them. We also offered to look the other way if they took John Bale off our hands.

Problem solved.

:evil:

:laugh:

Bale is a popular pitcher in Hiroshima; they absolutely love him!

Heath
04-24-2007, 03:32 PM
The Chicago Bears and their wishbone "c" say :wave:

smith288
04-24-2007, 05:28 PM
As do the Twins and their "Twin Cities" logo

TC81190
04-24-2007, 08:48 PM
Thats awesome.