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The 10 best player slogans on the Yokohama BayStars

It's always strange to look back at sports fans and their conventions. In England, fans sing for their soccer teams. In America, we do a lot of rythmic clapping. In Japan, not only do their fans have a specific song for each of their players and have noisemakers, with certain players even being associated with a single color. 

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But the Yokohama DNA Baystars have taken that a step further this season. The team, which cloaks itself in the gorgeous colors of the night, has now had players choose personal, inspirational slogans that are then stitched into the back of the jersey. 

 

Pitcher Motoharu Fukuchi 

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Hopefully he's tough and rough enough -- he has only pitched in one game this season. 

YOSHIKI SUNADA - Be sincerity and hungry for baseball

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Only 19, Sunada has shown his hunger and sincerity for baseball with his first two appearances for the NPB club, totalling 10 1/3 innings.

KENJIRO TSURUOKA - I can't accept not trying

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Another player making his debut, the 26-year-old catcher, has a pretty self-explanatory. 

SHIGEO YANAGIDA - Enjoy Baseball

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L. Gurieru Jr. - El Tigrazo

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Tomo Otosaka - La Vida Es Bella

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Daisuke Miura

Daisuke Miura

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Hideki Okajima

Hideki Okajima

Jose Lopez: 

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Yoshitomo Tsutsugoh

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SHOTARO IDE - Good teammates

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