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NPB: Tigers theme Valentine chocolates? And other news and notes…

by on Jan.29, 2009 @ 12:15 am, under NPB

Chocolat Belamer, a chocolatier in Tokyo, has created special chocolates for Valentine's Day. Tomoaki Kanemoto and Kyuji Fujikawa were influential in their creation. I guess the owner is a Hanshin Tigers fan.

The chocolates will come in two packages: a 5-piece chocolate box for 1575 yen and a 7-piece plate chocolate box for 2310 yen. The chocolates will also come in special Hanshin-themed boxes.

Chocolates from Chocolat Belamer
(The plate chocolates are on the left)

...About 20 fans recently showed up to a Yu Darvish throwing session in Okinawa. Some of those fans also decided to whip out their mobile phone cameras to take pictures of Darvish tossing the ball. Unforunately for them, the noises coming from the phones were a distraction and Darvish had to repeatedly stop and ask fans not to take pictures.

...Dicky Gonzalez has turned down an invitation to represent Puerto Rico at the World Baseball Classic. "I want to be a part of the [Giants'] rotation so I need to focus on that," said Gonzalez when asked why he turned down the invitation.

...Eri Yoshida originally had an invitation to join the Rakuten Eagles in Okinawa for training, but due to her schedule (her final examinations are coming), the invitation had to be canceled. A team rep said, "We still have other events she can participate in. We'll try to think of something she can do to help her reach her dreams."

...The Hanshin Tigers are excited about having Kevin Mench on the team, but they recently found out that Mench's wife is expecting.

"I found out she's pregnant with twins. It's possible she might give birth a little early. ... It's my first kid so I'd like to be present," said Mench.

Ordinarily, this might not pose a huge problem, except the twins are tentatively due on August 30th, smack dab in the middle of pennant race season. A team rep said that they'll cross that bridge when they come to it.

...The Nippon Ham Fighters will be giving former Washington Nationals AAA player Luis Jimenez a look when camp officially opens on February 6th in Okinawa.

0 comments on “NPB: Tigers theme Valentine chocolates? And other news and notes…

  1. Gwynar
    Originally Posted by knucklehead7;bt1932

    BTW, I like the new colors on the blog Gen.

    Thanks, I was getting a little tired of the red. I think it was a bit too strong.