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Nippon Ham Fighters: May 24, 2010

by on May.24, 2010 @ 5:46 pm, under NPB

...The worst of Masataka Nashida's fears could come true.  Both the Swallows' game on Sunday and today were canceled due to rain.  If the same happens again to two games they have scheduled against the Chunichi Dragons in Toyama and Kanazawa (26th and 27th, respectively), it could mean a 9-game stretch in June (6/12 through 6/20).  As of Sunday, the chances for rain in Toyama was 70% and 50% for Kanazawa.

...Hideki Saijo will be performing Young Man (the Japanese version of YMCA) at Sapporo Dome prior to a game against the Yakult Swallows on 6/9.  The performance will be a part of the Fighters' Oyaji Series (おやじシリーズ).  The Fighters are also looking for men over 18 to dance on the field to the tune of YMCA after the 5th inning during games on 6/10, 12, and 13.

...The Fighters have also posted more information about events (mock tryouts and strength check booths) that will be taking place during the Oyaji Series (6/9 - 13).