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100 save medal
My medal for the 100 saves
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by kroon161 | 2008-06-08 23:35 | Diary
100 Saves
Thank you for the flowers.
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by kroon161 | 2008-06-07 00:44 | Diary
162
Yesterday I was able to break my own record of 161. It was the third pitch of the 10th inning. 2 strikes no balls and strike 3 was 162. I am happy for the fans. I know they wanted to see me break my own record. Its too bad we lost in the 12 inning. It was a good game. For the fans that are waiting for 163 there is no chance of that happening. But I will try my best. Thanks too all the fans who support me.

Here is the youtube link:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=U5I56I4BgUE
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by kroon161 | 2008-06-03 00:52 | Diary
Luis Gonzalez
I am sorry to hear that Gonzalez will no longer be a part of our team. He is a good friend of mine, we have played together before with the Colorado Rockies. He himself told me that he did not take anything he was not suppose too. I beleive him, he is my friend and he has never lied to me before. I hope this can be fixed and somehow he can remain a Giant. If not I wish him the best of luck. He has help the Giants win many games this years and he will be missed.
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by kroon161 | 2008-05-27 21:44 | Diary
100 Saves
100 saves!! Finally I have reached one of my personal goals. This is probally the best achievement I have done through my 18 year career. I saved the ball from the game and I will display it in my home. Burnside pitched a great game and I was happy he could get his first win as a Giant. The team is playing well I hope we can keep it up. I need 21 saves to become the all time foreigner leader.
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by kroon161 | 2008-05-26 21:43 | Diary
Tigers Game
Yesterday was a difficult game for me. We lost 5-4. We played well last night but I could not save the game. My condition was good but had problems throwing strikes. The onepitch I threw to Yano around his head was a mistake. I have never thrown at the head of any player in my career. With runners on first and third base with two outs Akahoshi was the batter. It was 2 strikes and 0 balls and he beat out an infield hit to tie the game. With bases loaded and 2 out Arai was the batter. It was 3 balls and 2 srikes I threw a fastball on the outside corner that was a clear strike and the umpire called it a ball. That scored the go ahead run and the Tigers won. I was very upset with the umpire and I started screaming at him. The umpire threw me out of the game. I have watched that pitch over and over again and I still think it was a strike. That was the first time in my 18 year career that I have ever challenged an umpire. I do not regreat doing it lst night because I believe it was a strike. Tomorrow we play the Carp and I will be ready for the game. I have put last night game behind me.
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by kroon161 | 2008-04-30 04:20 | Diary
Last Night Save
Last night I got my second save of the season. My first save against my old team the Baystars. As I expected there were many boos last night. It did not bother me. I don't expect Baystars fan to cheer for me. Thank you to all the Baystars fans that did not boo me. It was a special save for me because not only was it against the Baystars but now I have a save against every team in the Pacific and Central League. It was very nice to say hi to all my old teammates. They were my family for three years and I will never forget those guys. They will always be special to me. After the game last night I went out to eat with Matt White and I had a good time. I am happy about the Giants win last night I hope we can win again today.
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by kroon161 | 2008-04-10 13:16 | Diary
Off Day
Today was an off day for me. I relaxed all day at home watching movies and playing Nintendo Wii. I went to eat yakuniku for dinner and it was so good. That is my favorite food in Japan. I am excited to return back to Yokohama tomorrow. I am exicited to see my old teammates. I hope the weather lets us play tomorrow. I reall don't know how the fans will treat me. I know that they booed Ramirez in Jingu and Arai in Hiroshima. Its part of the game players change teams all the time. I am prepared for the fans to boo me in Yokohama. I hope we can continue winning. Yesterday's game was good. Congradulations to Sakamoto for his first homerun and first grandslam and Kisanuki pitched a great game.
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by kroon161 | 2008-04-07 01:06 | Diary
1st Win
What a game we played. Congradulations to Takahashi, Kamei, and Ogasawara on their homeruns. It was the most exciting game I have been a part of in my 4 years playing in Japan.It looked like we were going to loose our 6th game in a row. Our relief pitchers did a great job holding the Dragons and I was able to get my 1st save as a member of the Giants. I was excited and a little nervous but I was having fun pitching tonight. Maybe you don't know this but I got my first career save in the Tokyo Dome against the Giants when I was a member of the Yokohama Baystars back in May of 2005. I was happy that Hara could get his first win of the year. I hope this is the begining of a lot more wins to come. Tomorrow we play the Tigers at the Dome. It will be an exciting weekend. Please come out to the Dome and support us. Thanks for all the support.
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by kroon161 | 2008-04-03 12:20 | Diary
My Birthday
Thank you to everybody for all the birthday wishes. I am luck to have had 35 years on this earth. This is my 4th birthday in Japan. I am lucky because I get to celebrate 2 birthdays. Tomorrow is April 2nd in America. Well once again thanks for all the birthday wishes.
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by kroon161 | 2008-04-02 13:27 | Diary