Japan Olympic coach Hoshino won't return for WBC
Updated: October 23, 2008, 10:06 AM ETReuters
TOKYO -- Japan's Olympic coach Senichi Hoshino has refused to stay on to lead the defending champions at next year's World Baseball Classic.The 61-year-old's decision not to answer his country's call leaves Japanese baseball officials with even fewer options ahead of the March tournament. "Even if I am asked I will turn it down," Hoshino told Thursday's Japanese media. "I have informed [Japan's baseball] commissioner of my decision." Hoshino suffered intense criticism ...
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