Shogo Akada will be joining Chunichi Dragons' Kazuhiro Wada for January workouts in Takeo, Saga. Akada is impressed with how Wada's conditioning and is hoping to pick up some pointers on how to maintain a body that only seems to get better with age.
Akinobu Okada spent the last two years of his career playing in the Orix organization. He was also a Ni-gun manager / pitching coach in the Orix organization for 2 seasons. And today he attended his very first Orix Old-Timers gathering. Seems he had a hard time attending the meetings because he also spent most of his time wearing a Hanshin uniform after he left the Orix organization.
Takahiro Okada showed up to yesterday's Mizuno meeting with a mohawk. It seems a T-Okada model bat will also be debuting next year.