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Fly to base, Kawaguchi!
(Kawaguchi is a common surname, like "Anderson")
And, for one brief stretch, Japanese players let 'er rip and flew to base with changing rewards.
For a decade-long period during the 1970s and into the early 1980s, Japanese baseball experimented with what is called a split season.
|[b] Split RF|
It sounds compelling, doesn't it?
Well, most people who watch it (while seeing its potential)...agree that it just doesn't work.
And Japanese baseball got rid of it in 1982. Like their American professional peers, they learned that letting a full-season runner-up into the playoffs (we will call this "Wild Card") works much better, no matter what the purists say.
Split seasons. Split focus. Major (League) distraction.
[If you don't read Japanese, but want to have some sense of the Japanese kana and kanji in these posts, just copy the phrases and paste them into translation software such as Babylon or Google Translate].
|[c] Linkage RF|