The 2010 Golden Glove Awards were handed out earlier today.
Comments from the players from various media sites:
Kenji Jojima, C (HAN)*: I take my fielding very seriously so I was very pleased by winning this award. (Nikkan Sports)
Keiichi Hirano, 2B (HAN): This is like a dream since it was the furthest from my mind. I'm feel honored. (Nikkan Sports)
Shinya Miyamoto, 3B (YAK)+: I figure I have a year or two left in the tank and so I'd like to try my best to win this award at least one more time. (Nikkan Sports)
Norichika Aoki, OF (YAK): I just need to keep working hard. I'll do my best to continue focusing on my fielding. (Nikkan Sports)
Masato Akamatsu, OF (HIR): The "super" catch must have helped. I'm happy. I feel like this is a dream. (Nikkan Sports)
Kenta Maeda, P (HIR): I'm pretty good at fielding bunts and pick-offs so it was nice being selected. (Sanpo)
Motohiro Shima, C (RAK): I didn't think the numbers were good enough and I was on a last place team so I was really surprised I was selected. I'll do my best to throw out more base-runners next season. (Nikkan Sports)
Hiroki Kokubo, 1B (SOF): It's been a while since I've seen a gold-colored glove. I'm surprised at how different it looks compared to the gold-colored glove I have at home. (Nikkan Sports)
Kensuke Tanaka 2B (HAM): I want to do my best to make sure I win this award again next season. (Nikkan Sports)
Takumi Kuriyama, OF (SEI): I'm really surprised [to have won]. I don't know about tough plays, can't really do them, but I do my best to make sure that I make the players I'm supposed to. (Nikkan Sports)
Hideaki Wakui, P (SEI): I have confidence in my fielding abilities and it makes me happy I was selected. As a team we fell apart toward the end, but I think it would be nice if I can continue winning this award while I'm an active player. (Nikkan Sports)
* Jojima did not attend, but provided a prepared statement.
+ Sadaharu Oh holds the record for oldest player to win a Golden Glove at 49 years, 5 month. Miyamoto can surpass the mark if he win the award next season.