=== 3/2/2010 2:51am JST
...Alex Graman arrived in Japan on Monday, as scheduled.
...The Lions announced on Monday that they are looking fans to take part in an opening day ceremony. Eligible fans will be members of the 2010 fan club; have tickets to the game on 3/20;
born in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2004, or 2008. For those born in 2004 or 2008, they will need a guardian or parent wit them. 5 fans will be selected from each year.
20 years or older. 15 fans will be selected.
The Lions are also planning a number of other events during their first series of the year (3/20-22 vs the Chiba Lotte Marines). You can get more information about the other events at the official Seibu Loins' website.
=== 3/1/2010 11:23am JST
...Kenta Matsusaka and Ryo Sakata are being demoted to Ni-gun for extra work. Tomoaki Sato will join the Ichi-gun team on Monday.