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Chunichi Dragons News and Notes: December 6, 2010

by on Dec.06, 2010 @ 10:38 pm, under NPB

Kazuki Yoshimi has apparently turned to Core Rhythms to help him build a stronger body that isn't susceptible to injury.

Said Yoshimi, "I actually sweat quite a bit while doing the workouts.  And I feel I'm using muscles I never knew I had.  Unfortunately, I'm in no position to show you what I look like when I do these exercises. ... I want to become more flexible.  I'm also doing some sumo moves.  The doctors at the hospital told me that my body was a little stiff.  Especially my hip area and back.  I'm the type of pitcher that uses his entire body to throw the ball, so this isn't good new for me."

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Naomichi Donoue and Takehiro Donoue have apparently become quite popular amongst the fans.  So much so that about 5,300 fans showed up to see the two during a event held by JA Aichi.  To put that into context, about 3,000 people showed up a for a similar event that featured Kosuke Fukudome two years ago and Olympic gold medalist Ayumi Tanimoto drew about 3,100 fans last year.

In addition, N. Donoue is scheduled to attend 6 events before the end of the season while T. Donoue is scheduled to appear at 7 events.