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Who Says the Season’s Over?

Three of our guys are still playing — in Japan.

Left to right: Bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello, Julio Franco (coaching), John Maine, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Manny Acta. Photo* by Ron Antonelli of the Daily News; see a larger version and other photos on Adam Rubin’s blogĀ here [1].

The tour of Japan is always good for trivia. For instance, next June you can fleece San Francisco fans with this one: Where did Bruce Bochy manage his first game in a Giant uniform? (That’s him front and center in the team photo.) In 2004 Brad Wilkerson went on this tour as a member of the Montreal Expos, making him the last man to play baseball in that franchise’s uniform.

*Image currently missing flowing migration of blog to WordPress.