By Todd Devlin
In his first four years in Japan, former big-leaguer Aaron Guiel figures he experienced five or six earthquakes per year, each lasting anywhere between 20 to 40 seconds. Some, he says, weren’t big enough to notice, while others were fairly significant in size. None, however, prepared him for the devastating one that hit Japan on March 11.
“It was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before,” said Guiel (Vancouver, BC), who was playing in a Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) preseason game at the time the earthquake hit. “It was much, much stronger than anything that I’d ever felt here. You could tell it was a different kind of earthquake.”
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