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Hanshin Tigers: July 6, 2010

by on Jul.06, 2010 @ 4:51 pm, under NPB

7/7/2010 12:55am JST

...The Tigers and the Tigers' player's association announced yesterday that they would continue supporting Norihiro Akahoshi's Red of Ring charity by placing donation boxes at various locations in Koshien Stadium (through to the end of the season).

7/6/2010 6:58pm JST

...The Tigers announced that Ikketsu Sho will be participating in 2010 Haarlem Baseball Week as a rep for Chinese Taipei.  He will likely leave Japan on the 9th to join the Chinese Taipei national team for the tournament taking place in The Netherlands between 7/9 to 7/18.

4:51pm JST

...Randy Bass on Craig Brazell: "He's got a good batting stance.  And he has good power back up the middle.  He's a dangerous batter with a lot of pop."

Bass also offered the following advice to Brazell: "I've experienced it before.  Walk, walk, walk...  As a batter, the only thing you can do is be patient.  There will be times when they have to challenge you.  And that's when he'll need to step it up.  It might be tough, but that's the life of a slugger. ... If there's one thing I can say...  He shouldn't try to hit home runs.  He should just focus on making solid contact.  If he can keep doing that...  If he sets a new season record, the club will probably win it all.  And I'm sure that'll also make [Akinobu] Mayumi happy too."

...Managing director of the Tigers, Kenji Ageshio (揚塩健治, sp?), and other members of the front office, returned from the States at the end of last week -- they were in the US visiting a number of different baseball clubs (including New York and Atlanta).  Seems the Tigers started making general business trips to visit US baseball clubs since last year.