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Golden Golds: 2010 Charity Match; Ayumi Kataoka named next mgr

by on Oct.26, 2010 @ 10:42 am, under Industrial

Ibaraki Golden Golds manager, Kinichi Hagimoto, appeared at a press conference on Monday for this year's charity match against the Samurais (a team led by Daisuke Matsuzaka).

Hagitmoto told reporters that he wanted to enjoy the final game of his managerial career and that he wanted Matsuzaka to send him off.

The charity match will take place on 12/12 at Hiratsuka Stadium.  Advance tickets will be available between the 10/25 and 10/28 with regular tickets going on sale on 10/30.  Stadium gates will open at 10am; game start time is set for 12pm.  There will be no make-up game in case of inclement weather.

During the press conference, Hagimoto also mentioned that Ayumi Kataoka was going to become the first female manager in Japan as she'll be taking over for him when he retires after the current season.