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Around the NPB Horn: Tatsunori Hara seeking Tiger Mask’s help during Spring camp

by on Dec.31, 2009 @ 6:22 am, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

...The Chiba Lotte Marines will have a number of  volunteer interpreters that will be available to Tae-Gyun Kim during Spring camp in Okinawa.

Chunichi Dragons

...Takashi Ogasawara rushed home for year-end cleaning after 2 hours of training on Wednesday that included running and playing some catch.  He's hoping to get some last minute training in tomorrow if he has enough time.

Hanshin Tigers

...Norihiro Akahoshi will be receiving an award from Kariya City (his home town) for all his accomplishments on the field.  Kariya City usually reserves its sport's awards for players that win medals at international tournaments, but are making a special case with Akahoshi because of how well known he is within the city.

Hiroshima Carp

...Sponichi notes that the Carp led the league in errors this past season with 100 and that 36 of those errors came from short and second.

Orix Buffaloes

...Tomotaka Sakaguchi would like to extend his consecutive 150+ hit season to three.

...Sponichi mentions that batters went 51-for-136 (including 7 home runs) against the Buffaloes' pitching staff with the bases loaded in 2009.

Softbank Hawks

...Yuichi Honda closed out his final practice of 2009 on Wednesday with 4 hours of training that included running and weights.  Honda will train in Ureshino City, Saga once the new year begins.

...As mentioned before, Nagisa Arakaki filed marriage papers with Yui Ueba on Wednesday.

Yomiuri Giants

...Seems Tatsunori Hara is trying to hire Tiger Mask as a special guest instructor for Spring camp.  He apparently wants Tigers Mask to provide advice to some of the younger players on weight training.