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Yokohama Bay Stars: More time for playing catch

by on Feb.04, 2010 @ 4:45 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 10:27pm JST

...Shuichi Murata took about 300 swings in the batting cages on Thursday.

...Takao Obana dropped by Ni-gun camp on Thursday.  While there, he got to see Shigeru Kaga throw 51 pitches during a bullpen session.  He also had a chance to watch Yoshitomo Tsutsugo take some fielding practice (Obana missed out on watching Tsutsugo's batting practice).

=== 2/4/2010 4:45pm JST

...The Bays Stars shifted their practice schedules around a bit on Thursday due to the rain.

...One of the things Takao Obana has changed during Spring camp is increase the length of time for playing catch.  Instead of just 20 minutes, he's increased it to two 30 minute blocks.  It was one of the things Tatsuro Hirooka noticed during his visit Wednesday and commended Obana for doing.

...Yuki Takamori took 40 swings during BP and hit 3 over the fence on Wednesday.  On Monday, Takamori swung the bat about 1,800 times doing various batting exercises.  And according to Sponich, Obana has his eyes on Takamori.