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Hanshin Tigers: April 5, 2010

by on Apr.05, 2010 @ 3:04 pm, under NPB

=== 11:59pm JST

...The Tigers are running a promotion to give away autographed Tomoaki Kanemoto memorabilia (3塁アルプスから声援頼むぞプレゼント!) to fans that send in three ticket stubs from the Alps seats on the third base side.

...The Tigers will be holding their third Ben-1 Grand Prix (弁-1グランプリ) beginning on the 6th (ending on 6/7).  Fans will be able to cast their votes on which one of 24 lunch boxes they think tastes the best.

They also held a Tora Gourmet Koshien 2010 on Monday (for reporters) and it seems Kenji Jojima's lunch box won first place with 17 of 31 votesMatt Murton's lunch box came in second with 15 votes.

...The Hanshin Department Store will be selling a special lunch box, shaped like home plate and called the Home Run Lunch Box (ホームラン弁当), with a limit of 50 per day.  The lunch boxes will go on sale beginning on the 6th and will be available only on days when there are home games (night games from 3pm and day games from 10am).  Each lunch box will cost 1,050yen.

...The Musuem of Hanshin Koshien Stadium will be running a photo exhibit covering the 1985 Hanshin Tigers beginning on the 6th.

=== 3:04pm JST

...Jason Standridge arrived in Japan on SundayAkinobu Mayumi told reporters that he wants to see Standridge get at least one start at Ni-gun before getting called up to Ichi-gun.  Assuming everything goes smoothly, he could be ready for a start some time in mid-April.

...In celebration of 75 years, Matsumoto Kisho Ind Co. Ltd. is selling a number of limited edition gold and silver coins.