...Akinobu Okada had a chance to watch Freddie Bynum play a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on Wednesday. Bynum started at short and batted third. No real specific details on how he played, other than the mention of a strike out and an error that led to a run. The article does mention that the game was played in less than normal conditions due to some rain.
On Bynum's performance, Okada said that he didn't really have anything to say and that Bynum didn't look ready.
Incidentally, it seems Shogo Akada's solid performance has made Bynum somewhat expandable, at least for the time being.
...Seems the Buffaloes were the only team to hold general practice on Tuesday. Practice lasted about 2 hours and involved pretty much everyone except Alex Cabrera, Greg LaRocca, So Taguchi and Hirotoshi Kitagawa. Although it seems Taguchi did end up attending in order to get some hitting practice in.
...The Buffaloes announced on Wednesday that for four games in May, fans will be able to purchase tickets on the day of the game for a discount if they use their ICOCA card. You can grab more specifics (including dates and prices) at the official website.
...The Buffaloes will be selling slightly discounted tickets for three games in May for fans living in certain areas in Osaka and Kobe. You'll need proof of your residence in the specified region in order to qualify for the discount.
...Kids Day will be between 5/3 - 5/5 this year (games against the Softbank Hawks).