Who was bigger abroad than stateside?
When former major leaguer Matt Murton broke Japanese baseball's record for the most hits in a single season this week, he didn't just top Ichiro Suzuki -- he joined the illustrious list of American athletes who were Big in Japan.
What does it mean to be Big in Japan? Literally speaking, the phrase applies to Western rock bands who failed in the United States and the U.K. but were successful in Japan; liberally speaking, the phrase can be applied to anyone who floundered at home ...
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