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Hiroshima Carp: Eishin Soyogi wants harder infield dirt

by on Oct.21, 2010 @ 3:10 pm, under NPB

Eishin Soyogi apparently feels the infield at Mazda Stadium is too soft and isn't really conducive to base-stealing.  As such, he's hoping to ask the Hiroshima Carp to pack the infield dirt in a little more next season.

Said Soyogi, "Because [the dirt] is soft, sometimes that first step isn't so good.  I can't always get a good acceleration.  If I have a chance, I'd like to talk to the club about it."

The Hanshin Tigers did something similar for Norihiro Akahoshi at Koshien Stadium.