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Around the NPB Horn: Marines to honor Bobby Valentine on 10/6

by on Sep.18, 2009 @ 1:19 pm, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

...A ceremony to honor Bobby Valentine will take place on October 6th (last home game of the season) at Chiba Marine Stadium (assuming no rain cancellations).

The team will also collect messages from fans at stadium entrances during an upcoming series against the Orix Buffaloes (9/25-27).

Hanshin Tigers

...Kai-Wen Cheng will join the Ichi-gun team at Koshien today and will likely be activated within the next couple of days in time for a start against the Hiroshima Carp on the 20th.

...Craig Brazell is going through some last minute adjustments could make a return to the Ichi-gun roster as early as the 19th.  Brazell hasn't had much of a problem with the bat but still continues to struggle a little with his running.

...Masashi Sajikihara extended his loss-less streak to 112 games with a 1-2-3 9th in last night's game against the Yomiuri Giants.  The record is 114.