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Seibu Lions: March 21, 2010

by on Mar.21, 2010 @ 6:14 pm, under NPB

=== 3/22/2010 12:26am JST

...There was apparently a fire at one of the stores in Seibu Dome along the first base side on Sunday.  The fire started at approximately 11:40am and was quickly controlled.  There were no injuries.  The cause for the fire is still unknown.  The Lions announced that they did a check on all stores to make sure there were no potential problems.

=== 6:14pm JST

...Hideaki Wakui started his third consecutive opening day game and went 8 innings while giving up a run on 7 hits and 4 walks.  He also struck out 11 and threw 145 pitches.  It was also Wakui's second consecutive opening day win against the Chiba Lotte Marines.  Wakui told reporters he was at his limit when he came out of the game.

...Hiroyuki Nakajima and Dee Brown performed their home run jig, the Rock Star, after hitting their home runs in the 7th.

...As scheduled, Osamu Higashio threw out the ceremonial first pitch on opening day.  He wore his older uniform with the number 21 on it.

...7,774 people were waiting in line prior to the stadium gates opening at 10:30 (30 minutes earlier than initially planned) on opening day.


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