All Night NSK 010 – HKT48: Hetare, Kind of at the Top 48

Recorded June 19th, 2012.


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Garry and Anthony sit down to discuss Sashihara Rino’s scandal, Akimoto’s decision to transfer her and what this means to HKT48.

Our initial reactions to the Sashihara Rino scandal

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  1. 1 COMEDA!!!!!!!!

    Garry, dont listen to Anthony. There are ppl that care and love hockey in America!!….. just not us lol
    Baseball the same. Certain ppl watch certain sports…. this country is sad, Garry. Never come here =[

  2. For me, Kodama was doomed the minute people compared her to Kitahara Rie. Same tanned skin and prominent lips, sure. But she’s not as pretty, not as photogenic, and her forehead isn’t as awesome LOL.

    Baseball analogy here- Kodama making it into the Manatsu no Sounds Good lineup is like a .250- hitting cleanup hitter of a last-place team making it into the All-Star Game. Arguably underperforming and undeserving, but she’s the supposed franchise player, and every team has to be represented at the All-Star Game anyway.

    • I actually think Kodama is really cute but has little to offer in terms of generating interest in her or HKT.

      I don’t need to see anyone from the Royals on the all star team but the rule is there. That doesn’t mean that the rule is good for the game. Also, as a sabremetrician, batting average doesn’t tell the whole story. You can have a high on base percentage and cover for a lower batting average. I’m not saying Kodama has a high on base percentage. I’d like to see her BABIP.

      • Yeah, shouldn’t have used batting average, I guess I went for the more familiar stat.

        We’ll know about Sashihara’s Wins Above Replacement when she joins HKT. How many wins does she add to them? Were her stats inflated by being in a good team and getting tons of plate appearances? Will her value suffer now that she’s with the Eric Hosmers and the Yuniesky Betancourts of the idol world? We’ll soon find out.

  3. Hosmer has been pretty unlucky this year. His contact numbers are pretty good though so I think he’ll turn it around.

    I would love to calculate Sashihara’s WAR. I would say in a full season, about 6. Which I think is pretty damn good.

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