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Howard Never Stops

Jan 7, 2006, 8:54 AM EDT

Bill Conlin gives a nice little run down of the beastly nature of Ryan Howard’s trip to Japan. 

In Game 2, after taking his mother and sister on a daytime tour of
various Tokyo must-sees, Ryan toured the bases. He led off the second
with one of those inside-out lasers to left-center. Kentaro Nishimura,
a 21-year-old righthander, looked as if he had just swallowed a tainted
piece of sushi. As Howard crossed the plate, a tiny boy and girl
dressed in traditional kimonos bowed and handed him a small bouquet of
flowers. With one on in the third, he produced a replica of his epic
one-hopper off Rich Allen’s plaque in Ashburn Alley. Replays showed the
indoor moon shot came close to hitting the Tokyo Dome ceiling
on a
flight that ended just under the MLB lineup high on the scoreboard in
dead center. The unofficial estimate was 450 feet.

Pitchers and catchers can’t report soon enough.

>>Howard a one man tour-de-force in Japan [Inquirer]

Extras:

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  • The Eagles have Washington this week.  If they lose, their season is
    officially done.  Video of the Skins v. Cowboys game and it’s wacky
    finish.  [Real Player]
  • I’ve always wondered why they didn’t sell little mini Rocky statues.
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    effect as some mini statues.  My favorite are the Mannequin Piss statues you can find in Brussels. [Blinq]
  • Your Inquirer sports page may get a little thinner in the future.  More time to read The 700 Level! [Philebrity]
  • The KSK guys have a post this morning titled Hey Politics, Get the F*ck Away From My Football [KissingSuzyKolber]

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