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Yuki Saito News and Notes: December 8, 2010

by on Dec.08, 2010 @ 9:22 pm, under NPB

Yuki Saito press conference will be taking place between 15:00 and 16:00 tomorrow.  For more information, please see the Nippon Ham Fighters' official site.


Hokkaido Broadcasting Co (HBC) is planning on broadcasting a 305-minute long special on Saito tomorrow, beginning at 1:55pm.  HBC said that while there will be occasional breaks for news updates, the time between 1:55pm and 7:00pm will be solely devoted Saito.  Seems it'll be a first for terrestrial TV.

Among other things that will be broadcast in the Hokkaido area:

Newly hired pitching coach Hiroshi Shibakusa is schedule to appear live on Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting (UHB), and GAORA plans on broadcasting a LIVE interview with Saito after his press conference.


Sho Nakata is apparently looking forward to stepping into the batter's box against Yuki Saito.  When the two faced each other in the summer of 2006, Nakata went 0-for-4 with 3 strikeouts.


Merchandise featuring club president Junichi Fujii will be sold during tomorrow's press conference.  T-shirts will be available for 2,800 yen; towels for 1,200 yen; handkerchief towels for 600 yen; and mobile phone straps for 600 yen.