Three years ago on IBC Podcast Episode #26, I interviewed Zak Colby who was fresh off of his first season playing independent professional baseball in Japan in the Shikoku Island League. Zak has continued to play there working his way into a foreign recruitment role for the whole league while playing for the Kochi Fighting Dogs. His biggest signing to date was Manny Ramirez who he signed to play for the Fighting Dogs for the 2017 season where he hit fourth behind Zak.

In this episode Zak tells us all about the league, the recruitment process, what they look for in an import, and finally, the signing of and playing alongside Manny Ramirez.