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Around the NPB Horn: Dragons and Bay Stars

by on Nov.25, 2009 @ 10:41 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

...The Dragons held their final meeting of the year on Tuesday.

And according to the article linked to above, the team will be expecting it's players to be fully prepared to play a game on the first day of camp (2/1).

"On February 2nd, I'd like the pitchers and hitters to be prepared for a game.  Any players that aren't ready to play will be left behind," said Hiromitsu Ochiai at the meeting.

...Soma Yamauchi returned from the Dominican Republic on 11/21 and was back at Nagoya Dome on the 24th to get back to his training.  He's also planning to continue working on the new pitch he learned while in the Dominican Republic: a big curve.

Yokohama Bay Stars

...Seiichi Uchikawa will be holding a special Christmas Dinner Show at a Yokohama hotel on 12/25.  The event will be limited to 200 guests.