...Today's starters, Yu Darvish and Naoto Tsuru (HAN), pitched against each other 9 years ago (back when they were in middle school). In that game, Tsuru recorded a shutout win over Darvish.
...Kenji Sato got a bunch of congratulatory e-mails (over 40) from friends after he recorded his first hit and RBI in his first pro at bat on Thursday. Seems he hasn't gotten much rest since he's trying to reply to each one.
...Sho Nakata is hoping he'll be able to return to regular practice some time in early June. At this point, it seems his rehab basically consists of walking. There's also some hope that he'll be ready to play before the All-Star break (early July).
...The Fighters have posted details of this year's 2010 Kids Summer Camp (2010年キッズサマーキャンプ).