Imagine being 25-years-old, moving to a new country and playing for the most celebrated franchise in sports. It must be unnerving. It must be scary. But you wouldn’t know it based on the performance and presence of Masahiro Tanaka in his first full week of spring training. The common word being bounced around the media is “impressive.” Amidst the suffocating media stalking the young pitching prospect is experiencing, Tanaka has been nothing short of polished and focused. But how is he doing it? I mean, how does he keep it together? Much like anyone else who has had to face a new experience, he has a mentor, and it appears to be fellow countryman, Hiroki Kuroda.“In full spring training uniform, the two Japanese pitchers strode in for their first official spring training workout of the...

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