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Yakult Swallows: July 13, 2010

by on Jul.13, 2010 @ 4:32 pm, under NPB

...Today's game against the Chunichi Dragons was rained out.

...Junji Ogawa apparently likes the way Kazuhiro Hatakeyama is swinging the bat right now and is thinking about using him out in left field during games where offensive is important.  Hatakeyama has not played any Ichi-gun games in the outfield, but did play 45 games in left at Ni-gun in 2006.

...If it's good enough for the World Cup, it's good enough for baseball: the Swallows are apparently thinking about asking Paul the octopus whether or not they'll get to the Climax Series.

...The Swallows announced that Jingu Summer Festival 2010 (神宮夏祭りキャンペーン2010) will take place during home games between 7/27 and 8/29.  A number of events are planned for the festival, like fireworks after the 5th inning and radar gun trials.