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Old 08-29-2013, 02:38 PM   #76 (permalink)
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When I try asking Japanese players for autographs I usually say "____さん、サイン貰えますか?" or "____さん、サインお願いします。"
Which translates to "_____san, can I please get your autograph?" or something like that.
In the Japanese language there's this thing called keigo. They're basically words you use to show respect to people (usually people older than you or people who have higher statuses than you like your boss). The more keigo words you use when asking players for autographs (or any sort of request) the better.
As far how players react to those requests, it's pretty much the same as over here, it varies from player to player. You've got the always willing to sign type of guys in Tateyama and (from what I've heard) Kawasaki, the kind of reluctant but still might sign depending on his mood type in Matsui (Hideki) and Darvish and the "if I sign for you, I'll have to sign for everyone else and I don't have time for that" type in Ichiro.
Most Japanese players fall into the second category.
I know the romaji, for Darvish I said Darubisshu-Sama, sain moraemasu ka? :P and things like arigato-gozaimasuta and I think to Kyuji after I said sugoi desu ne which is probably why he laughed when he said どういたしまして

In terms of Japanese players, I think there are two main types when it comes to signing habits. There are those who sign ttm and there are those who don't - the ones who sign ttm are much easier to get in person. Although you could say this about anyone, not just former NPB players
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And oddly enough I've come across a few ex-NPB players who sign IP but don't do TTMs. Then again there isn't too much TTM action that goes on in Japan (mostly just "Dear Player X, you're awesome"-type fan letters and that's it).
I can definitely imagine that, the whole "here Ichiro-sama I baked you a cake, I'm your (ichiban) fan " or something.

I might have mentioned this before (forgive me if I have) but I have also gotten Hisanori Takahashi, Hideki Okajima and Hiroki Kuroda ttm, Kei Igawa and Tadahito Iguchi ip.
I've always loved baseball and Japan, so seeing players from there (especially former NPB) is always so cool. I hope Masahiro Tanaka has a good transition if he does come over this offseason, would love to see the Rangers snag him.

On another note, I sent to Hideki Matsui last year (no response), and Daisuke, Munenori Kawasaki, and Hiro Nakajima this season each with no responses yet. Your picture reminds me of the girl from Capsule, but I'm guessing it's Kyary ?
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LMFAO, you the nail on the head with that "I baked you a cake" line.
Wow nice successes. I missed out on Kuroda during ST so I sent him a request in mid-July so I probably won't be getting that back.

I wonder how the Tanaka signing will be though. I imagine that he might get a contract that's not quite as big as Darvish's but probably around the same league as Matsuzaka's. I'm not 100% sure but I'm guessing he'll cost whatever MLB team want's to negotiate with him a hefty sum on the posting system. I wonder if Maeda Kenta will ever come over here seeing as how the last ex-Hiroshima Carp ace worked out very well over here (Big Hirok!).

And yeah the girl in my avatar is the one and only Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. I'm not exactly a huge J-Pop fan but for some reason I actually like her music (despite the lack of any substance in them). I'm kind of surprised that she hasn't blown up ala Gangnam Style since her music videos embody the weird, possibly illegal drug induced, things that non-Japanese people find awkward and kind cool about Japan. There are so many gif worthy moments in her videos as well and yet I think there was only 2 on google images last time I checked lol.
I forgot about Kenta! Him and Tanaka would be awesome to see crossover someday. I can easily see teams overpaying for either, but I don't think any Japanese pitcher will transfer quite as well as Darvish did, ever. He has to be my favourite pitcher like all time.

I like Ponponpon and a song by Perfume but I would most likely not even listen to anything like that if it was in English. I really like Capsule though in terms of Japanese music.

Do you know Gaki no Tsukai? My friends and I recently started watching some subbed specials online, it's some pretty wacky stuff. Batsu Game (Punishment game) !!! Gaki no Tsukai - 24 Hour Endurance Tag - YouTube

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Very cool to see Roman signs, i have a few duplicate Bowman platinums of him and could spare one to send
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Wow, awesome! Never seen Roman sign before
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Thanks. Finally got around to taking a picture of today's returns.

Still nice you got a return from him, sucks it came out weirdly. I'm resending to Crick during the AFL because the COTC card I sent him came out terribly.
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Nice stuff! This is the only COTC refractor I have signed.



I wish every one came out like this.
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Is the Aberdeen Ironbirds card a team set card. If it is, that is a major fail by the team.

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Great returns! I love that you're sending to all these lesser known Yanks' prospects, the notes/inscriptions you get back are sweet!
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Alex Meyer is a Yankees prospect? AWESOME !

Lol, thanks .
Mr. Brault is actually an Orioles prospect though.
But those low-profile, recently drafted, single-season A level players make for the best players to send requests to.
Hahaha I assumed he was another Yanks' prospect. I should have known from the IronBirds logo
And yeah I bet you wish you had Meyer! Kid's a beast
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