...The Seibu Lions will be playing a practice game against the Orix Buffaloes on the 15, one day after their last exhibition game of the pre-season.
...Ginjiro's status for opening day appears to be up in the air. The chief trainer Makoto Sasaki told reporters on Tuesday that the only thing the club can officially say at this point is that he'll be out for 7-10 days.
On Takeya Nakamura, Sasaki said that his right eye was functioning properly and that he could make the start of the regular season depending on how he's doing. On Tuesday, Nakamura spent time working out at the indoor training facilities at Seibu 2 Stadium (it was the first time he worked out after fouling a ball off his face on 4/3).
...The Lions announced on Monday that the Tokorozawa police arrested two men, including a 29-year-old Tokyo company employee (Daisuke Hayasahi ?), on charges of purchasing tickets for the purchase of reselling them. The two men allegedly purchased 15 tickets to a game in September 2009 on July 18th, 2009 at a total cost of 50,000 yen while using their fan memberships. They apparently then turned around and sold the tickets at a profit.
The Lions started working together with the police after reports of someone purchasing large quantities of seats to some of the more popular seats at the stadium were filed.