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Softbank Hawks News and Notes: December 13, 2010

by on Dec.13, 2010 @ 10:58 pm, under NPB

The Hawks took off for their victory team trip to Hawaii earlier today.  They're all scheduled to return on the 19th.

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Seiichi Uchikawa is hoping to bat third in the line-up next season.  He's also thinking about using pro-wrestler Kensuke Sasaki's Take the Dream theme song for his first and third at bats (and Yuzu's Niji for his second and fourth at bats).

Incidentally, Uchikawa is apparently fairly close to Sasaki and his wife, former pro-wrestler Akira Hokuto.

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Toshiya Sugiuchi apparently wasn't too happy about Tsuyoshi Wada's hefty raise of 120M yen (Sugiuchi was offered a 50M yen raise).

Said Sugiuchi, "He got that big raise.  If I had signed [and then heard about his raise], I would have wondered what was going on."

Sugiuchi then said that he was going to tell the Hawks everything on his mind (including finding out why Wada was given a raise that was more than double his) when the two sides meet again on the 25th.