Tatsunori Hara was apparently a little frustrated that Hisayoshi Chono decided to take it easy during the noon practice session on Tuesday because he was apparently feeling some tightness in his neck.
Said Chono, "I spoke with the trainer and we decided it would be best for me rest a little."
Hara wasn't quite as understanding and said, "Pathetic. Whatever the reason, his awareness as a baseball player... I feel he's failing to grasp what it means."
Hara worked with Taishi Ota at third base on Tuesday. Hara wants Ota to push harder and become the next Michihiro Ogasawara.