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Aaron Guiel Spreads Hip Love in Japan


This Japan baseball update is about Aaron Guiel, a 34 year old from Vancouver Island.  He plays for the Yakult Swallows and is a fan favourite at Jingu Stadium.  He also loves The Tragically Hip.

What's your favorite music?
I play the Tragically Hip song "New Orleans is Sinking" when I bat at Jingu. I tried to get them to play a different Hip song for every at-bat but that was a little too complicated, we over-loaded somebody, so now we just get one song.

The Yakult Swallows actually play out of Tokyo.  They're named after the Yakult Corporation.  If you're in Tokyo, you know where to go to hear some Hip.

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