Chiba Lotte Marines

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Hartnett: Bobby Valentine Fit For Red Sox Challenge

Bobby Valentine’s unique charisma and managerial acumen makes him a wise choice to handle the pressures of managing the Red Sox.


Manager Bobby Valentine (2R) is seen with the Chiba Lotte Marines baseball team in Tokyo, Japan - Nov 13, 2005 - Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

Japan Disaster Hits Home For Bobby Valentine

The earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan and the devastation they left behind have hit home for one former Tri-State area baseball manager.


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Japanese Shortstop Nishioka Cleared To Move To MLB

MLB teams will have four business days to bid for the negotiating rights to the 26-year-old Nishioka, who helped the Lotte Marines win the 2010 Japan Series.