...The Bay Stars will be hosting Pink Ribbon Day on 5/5 (vs Hiroshima Carp). The first 20,000 fans at the game will receive a pink board autographed (most likely reprints) by members of both team. At the end of the 5th inning, fans will then join in to help blanket the stadium in pink with their pink boards. Kuniko Yamada (comedian / actress who battled with breast cancer) will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.
...Takao Obana's comment to the press after Friday night's shutout at the hands of Yakult Swallows' rookie, Masato Nakazawa:
Is he really that tough to hit off of? I just don't understand hitting. There isn't much [for me to do] other than to look at the reality of the situation and think of ways to deal with them moving forward.
...Tasuku Hashimoto fractured the 9th rib on his right side. It seems the fracture is minor enough that there is still a chance that he can make a return in 10 days.