Chiba Lotte Marines
...The players submitted a request to the front office on Thursday, asking for the Marines to install new turf at Chiba Marine Stadium. The last time the turf was replaced was back in 2002.
...Teppei faced Yukiko Ueno (Women's Softball pitcher) in match-up on Wednesday for a TV program called Tokumitsu and Tokoro's World Records Factory, Part 6. No word on how that match-up ended, but the show will be broadcast on January 4th at 9pm on Nippon TV affiliates.
...The Lions re-signed Ginjiro to a contract worth 24M yen (up 8M yen).
...About 1,100 people showed up at Tsutomu Wakamatsu's Hall of Fame induction party on Thursday, including former players like Masaichi Kaneda, Sadaharu Oh, and Shigeo Nagashima.