Senichi Hoshino is hoping the combo of Masahiro Tanaka and Hisashi Iwakuma will have a joint record that works out to 20 games over 500.
Masahiro Tanaka apparently spent some time in Bali with his girlfriend Mai Satoda. On Tuesday morning, Satoda returned to Japan (ahead of Tanaka) and managed to answer a few questions (like "did he propose?" - "no he didn't" and "what about marriage?" - "I'm sorry, we didn't talk about that") that reporters threw in her direction at Narita airport.
Incidentally, Tanaka is expected to meet the Eagles tomorrow to discuss his salary for the 2011 season.
The media learned on Tuesday that 23-year-old Kenji Tomura will be marrying a 23-year-old woman named Asami in January. The two apparently went to the same nursery school and started dating when Tomura was in his third year at Rikkyo University.
The two plan to file marriage papers on 1/22 (22 being Tomura's uniform number) and will hold a ceremony after the 2011 season.