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Japan tries to pick up the pieces

Originally Published: May 4, 2011
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Seven weeks after one of the most powerful earthquakes in history devastated their city and left team employees camped in the ballpark, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles finally returned to their home stadium in Sendai, Japan, last weekend. The players wore patches on their uniform sleeves that read "Gambarou."

"It means, 'Do your best, fight your hardest, let's pull together,'" Marty Kuehnert said in a phone interview from Sendai. "It's something everyone is saying: Let's ...

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