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Rakuten Eagles News and Notes: December 14, 2010

by on Dec.14, 2010 @ 4:08 pm, under NPB

Akinori Iwamura plans on visiting Masamune Date's grave as part of a ritual to mark the start of his new career in Sendai.  Iwamura told reporters that he wanted to help teach people the connection the Date clan with his hometown Uwajima, Ehime -- Masamune's son (by way of a concubine) ruled Uwajima domain when his father passed it on to him.

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28-year-old Shoji Ohiro and his 27-year-old wife Aya held a wedding ceremony on Sunday in Sendai.  In addition to teammates Teppei, Tatsuya Shiokawa, Yosuke Hiraishi, Hisashi Kitani, and Hiroki Yamamura, Ohiro also invited some of his high school teammates (Kiryu Diaichi HS) from 1999 (when they won the Koshien).