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Orix Buffaloes: Farewell Ceremony for Oze after practice on Monday

by on Feb.08, 2010 @ 10:06 am, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 6:15pm JST

...About 300 fans and media personnel (Nikkan Sports mentions 400) showed up to the farewell ceremony after practice on Monday.  The ceremony started with Oze's batter walk-up music playing, followed by a speech by GM Yoshio Murayama.

...So Taguchi told reporters of a plan that involves taking Hiroyuki Oze's uniform into the dugout for every game in 2010 and then dousing it with beer at the end of the season.

=== 2/8/2010 10:06am JST

...The Buffaloes are holding a farewell ceremony for Hiroyuki Oze on Monday after practice at the stadium.  Fans will be allowed to attend.

...A grounder hit Makoto Shiozaki near the left eye during fielding practice on Sunday.  Shiozaki was taken to an area hospital and needed 7 stitches to close a cut on his eyelid.

...Shuichi Furukawa faced three batters during BP on Sunday: Mitsutaka Goto, Koji Yamasaki, and Keiji Ohbiki.