...More problems for Hiromoto "Dave" Okubo. Seems the Lions had him removed as a coach on Thursday due to inappropriate behavior as a coach. According to the reports, it seems Okubo may have hit a number of players. Okubo will not be allowed to attend practice sessions that begin on the 23rd as the team launches a full investigation into what has happened.
...Yoshihito Ishii earned his international FA option yesterday.
...The Lions dropped their fourth game in a row last night. It also marked the second time this season that they lost 4 in a row.
...Yasuyuki Kataoka hit 2 homers last night, including a homer to lead-off the game in the top of the 1st. For Kataoka, it was his first two homer game since 9/17/2007.