The AP is already reporting it, but I actually heard about it from Mr. K...
The Bobby 2010 petition is closing in on 100,000 signatures!
They will be submitting the signatures on the Lotte Front Office on Monday morning at 10am, so they still have the weekend to try and get some more signatures.
If any of you are heading out to Chiba Marine Stadium over the weekend, be on the lookout for someone that looks like this:
They'll be able to help you get your John Hancock on the petition.
It'll be pretty cool if they can get to 100,000. After all, it was only like 3 weeks ago that they had 63,580.
Update - June 12, 2009 6:54pm JST
MLB.com has picked up the story now as well.
Update - June 12, 2009 10:57pm JST
Mr. K just confirmed the number for me. They currently have about 90,000 signatures. They are currently averaging about 3,000 signatures a day. But with the Hanshin Tigers in town for the weekend, they should definitely be able to get more than that and reach 100,000 before Monday.
Good luck guys!
Update - June 15, 2009 4:08pm JST
Jiji Press is reporting that the group submitted close to 110,000 (!) signatures to Lotte HQ on Monday morning.
Update - June 16, 2009 2:35pm JST
What do close to 110,000 signatures look like?