What’s in a Name?

It seems fitting that the Director of the Seibu Lions is named Akira KurosawaAs described in Wikipedia, the (similarly named) late legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece Rashomon articulates "the difficulty, or rather the impossibility, of obtaining the truth about an event from conflicting eyewitness accounts."

Buster Olney may want to place an order.

(hat tip to SoSH for the Kurosawa info.)

16 comments… add one
  • Something makes me think the Lions aren’t going to be declining anyone’s posting fee…
    http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_21/b3934157_mz035.htm

    SF November 13, 2006, 11:50 am
  • Press conference scheduled for 8 p.m. tonight. I wonder if they’re related? This Kurosawa certainly knows how to build suspense…

    Paul SF November 13, 2006, 11:55 am
  • I did cursory Google searches to try to determine if they are related, to no avail. Alas, I have not quite enough free time to research the Kurosawa family tree.

    SF November 13, 2006, 11:57 am
  • Nice catch, SF.

    Brad November 13, 2006, 12:01 pm
  • Yeah, the Seibu financial situation tells me two things, one, they will accept what ever the highest offer is, and two, they will wait as long as possible, so they don’t look like they need the money.

    LocklandSF November 13, 2006, 12:18 pm
  • Matsuka = Yojimbo

    YF November 13, 2006, 12:48 pm
  • Boston.com is reporting the Sox made an offer to a FA player while not disclossing who it was, they say the talk at the GM meetings is that the offer was made to JD Drew.

    TJ November 13, 2006, 2:15 pm
  • Jonathan Papelbon finished second in the AL ROY voting.

    TJ November 13, 2006, 2:20 pm
  • And former sox prospect HAnley Ramirez won the NL ROY award.

    TJ November 13, 2006, 2:21 pm
  • I’m cool with that. JD Drew is like replacing Trot Nixon with, well, a reliable Trot Nixon. He puts up consistent numbers that are very comperable to Trot’s best years. I’d love to see Drew, but the downside is Boras of course. I’m thinking that anyone who signs Drew is going to seriously overpay considering the money he gave up to leave LA. Who’s going to pay him 3/35 million? That’s what it’s going to take. Maybe a four or five year deal will get it done, and might be the reason he left LA in the first place. That or Grady Little – and they suck. Take your pick.

    Brad November 13, 2006, 2:23 pm
  • I think if they sign JD Drew thats Mannys ticket outta town. they will prolly put him in Left and Pena in right with Hinske around as the 4th OF then u send Manny to Anaheim for eoither Jared Weaver or Ervin Santana and a prospect and assuming we have indeed got the high bid for Japanese pitcher whos name spelling i ndont feel like looking up to confirm right now that could leave us with a rotation of Schilling, Beckett, Papelbon, Santana/Weaver, Japanese pitcher Wakefield in the bullpen, thus taking the need for a cant hit backup specialty catcher. Pena and Drew behind Ortiz wont be the same as Manny but assuming Pena can stay healthy he can produce enough that no ones gonna wanna walk Ortiz every time up.
    Also with that pitching we would then have 4 starters under 27 with Lester hopefully stepping back in in 2008 when Schilling is retired.

    TJ November 13, 2006, 2:32 pm
  • a co-worker just told me that the sox have called a 7PM press conference.
    he said that he heard it on WEEI.
    i work in a library and am unable to tune in. no mention of it anywhere else.
    is this true, or is this guy messing with me? (either scenario is just as likely to be the case.)

    Yankee Fan In Boston November 13, 2006, 2:42 pm
  • Peter Gammons is now reporting a source has confirmed to him Boston has indeed won the bidding with a $42 million bid.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2660428

    TJ November 13, 2006, 2:45 pm
  • disregard my question. mr. gammons has spoken. so it was written. so shall it be done.

    Yankee Fan In Boston November 13, 2006, 2:49 pm
  • from cnnsi
    It is believed they are preparing to make a megabucks offer to J.D. Drew by the end of Monday that will easily top the $33 million Drew walked away from in Los Angeles. One person suggested it may even exceed the deal former Red Sox center fielder Johnny Damon got with the Yankees, $52 million over four years.

    TJ November 13, 2006, 2:53 pm
  • Man, talk about a slap in the face to Damon.
    Will consolidate all this info into a post above. Thanks, guys!

    Paul SF November 13, 2006, 3:03 pm

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