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Fighters already planning to make Darvish opening day starter?

by on Oct.22, 2010 @ 4:17 pm, under NPB

With Yu Darvish sticking around in Japan for at least one more year, the Nippon Ham Fighters are already talking about naming him their opening day starter for the fifth consecutive year.

Incidentally, the prefectural governor of Hokkaido, Harumi Takahashi was delighted to hear the news that Darvish was going to stay another year.  Hokkaido fans were also excited to hear the news.  It should be noted that the blog post in which Darvish announced his decision to stay in Japan next season received over 4,000 comments.

Darvish also apologized to Lotte fans (his tweet) for stealing some of their thunder with his announcement on the same day the Marines took the Final Stage of the Climax Series.