Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Iwamura shows off mound presence
Posted Feb 10, 2009 by Marc Lancaster
Updated Feb 10, 2009 at 11:02 PM
First it was Ichiro making headlines by throwing a bullpen session at Japan’s WBC training camp. Now, it appears Akinori Iwamura has joined in the fun.
NPB Tracker passes along a story from Sanspo that includes a photo of Iwamura on the mound. It doesn’t appear that he’s taking things real seriously, and the translation provided by NPB backs that up: ”there won’t be an appearance. Ichiro-san will go for us (laughter)”.