=== 3/1/2010 1:02am JST
...Hideaki Takahashi's performance on Sunday appears to have punched him a one-way ticket to Ni-gun. Takahashi's final line: 1 IP, 3 BB/ HBP, 1 WP, 3 R
=== 10:46pm JST
...Notes from Sunday's practice game against the Lotte Giants:
Yuta Ohmine started and tossed 4 shutout innings. He struck out six.
Hideaki Takahashi had a rough outing. A walk, an HBP, and a wild pitch contributed to three runs scoring in the 5th.
Masahiko Morifuku gave up a 2-out, 2-run homer in the 6th?
The Giants beat the Hawks, 6-3.
=== 2/28/2010 4:45pm JST
...Ji-Woo Choi (Korean actress) threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Hawks' game against the Lotte Giants on Sunday (she one-hopped it to the catcher). This is apparently part of a larger project called Busan - Fukuoka Gateway 2010.
...Hiroki Kokubo stayed back after the game to take about 30 minutes of extra batting practice. He told reporters that it was the only way to stay sharp and that once they start traveling, he won't be able to do any extra practicing.
...Nobuhiko Matsunaka is scheduled to join the Ichi-gun team practice beginning on March 2. Koji Akiyama told reporters that he wasn't really joining the roster, just joining the team for practice at Yahoo Dome. Matsunaka will take the day off on Monday and join the Ichi-gun team on Tuesday.