=== 11:54pm JST
...Tatsuro Hirooka dropped by Bay Stars' Spring camp on Wednesday to check in on Takao Obana.
Obana got his start in coaching when Hirooka invited him to be Marines' pitching coach back in 1995. Obana was also a player under Hirooka between 1978-1979 when he managed the Swallows.
=== 2/3/2010 4:21pm JST
...Takao Obana will likely put in some time as BP pitcher during the second session of Spring camp. He even played some catch with Hayato Terahara to loosen up his arm.
...Chris Bootcheck held his first bullpen session Wednesday and threw 40 pitches with the catcher squatting. Bootcheck told reporters that he felt his session went well.
...Futoshi Kobayashi was suffering from a bout of gastroenteritis and was working on a separate menu. On Wednesday, he re-joined the rest of the team in training and in the afternoon, he threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session to a standing catcher. He later told reporters that while his bullpen session didn't go so well, he was feeling much better than before.
...Naoyuki Shimizu and Daisuke Miura tossed side-by-side in the bullpen on Tuesday. Miura threw 130 pitches and Shimizu, of course, threw 120 (Shimizu only threw 55 on Monday).