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Softbank Hawks: May 18, 2010

by on May.18, 2010 @ 6:37 pm, under NPB

8:06pm JST

...The Hawks will begin holding organizational meetings beginning on the 20th.  Both Sadaharu Oh and team owner Kazuhiko Kasai will be attending the meetings.  Seems Tatsuya Oishi is a leading candidate to be the team's number one pick.  Yuki Saito, Hirokazu Sawamura, and Yudai Ono are also on the team's radar.

6:37pm JST

...The Hawks will likely test Kenji Jojima's arm on the bases.  The Hawks currently lead both leagues with 62 stolen bases (the Carp are second with 44).

...It seem Jojima's popularity will also help the Hawks sell a bunch of tickets.  As for Tuesday morning, there were apparently only about 300 tickets left.

...Nobuhiko Matsunaka's return to Ichi-gun is apparently still up in the air.  The team wants to make sure he's 100% when they add him to the active roster (they don't want to have to send him back down again).

...The Hawks have uploaded video footage of pre-game activity (practice) on the field from today.

...The official Hawks site has posted more information on Oh Sadaharu Treasures (王貞治 トレジャーズ).