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    Neftali Soto

    I'd completely forgotten about Soto and wondered what became of him. At first I thought he's completely washed out of baseball, but he's now playing for the Yokohama DeNa BayStars hitting (in 2018) .310 with 41 HR's with a "science fiction" rating of "five". That's something I don't quite get. When reading stats from Japan there's one column called "science fiction"
    Now while 41 HR's is impressive consider the yards are a bit smaller of about 309 along the foul lines..
    Now, someone explain the science fiction notation in Japanese baseball..

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    Re: Neftali Soto

    Just a guess, but I think 'science fiction' might be the equivalent of 'fantasy'. I imagine they have fantasy leagues over there in Japan.

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    Re: Neftali Soto

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Just a guess, but I think 'science fiction' might be the equivalent of 'fantasy'. I imagine they have fantasy leagues over there in Japan.
    That's what I thought too, but it's Japan.. Maybe it's the odds of them turning into a sea monster who eats entire cities..

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    Re: Neftali Soto

    7th inning tentacle stretch? lol

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    Re: Neftali Soto

    I wonder if he has a nickname over there. Eric Thames' was "God".

    Also, another name I had forgotten about was Derrick Robinson. I can't remember another rookie to play that many games, with that many ABs, and then disappear forever.
    Arise and walk, come through. A world beyond that door is calling out for you. Arise and walk, come through. It's calling out for you.

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    Re: Neftali Soto

    Wow. I have zero memory of Derrick Robinson.
    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt
    Guys, just stop arguing with him. He will literally never stop.
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    Larry is living the role of the underachiever who's still struggling to get a life so he spends hours upon hours posting worthless bilge on the 'net
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    I think those are just two separate quotes and not meant to be taken together.


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