The Eagles announced that 27-year-old Shingo Matsuzaki and a 31-year-old acupuncturist Akiko Sako (酒匂暁子) filed marriage papers on Friday (12/24).
Kazuo Matsui worked out for about 3 hours on Friday and then called it quits for the rest of the year.
Said Matsui, "I think things are coming along pretty, not bad at all. The real stuff is still to come. And it'll be about where I can pick things up in January."
The Eagles will be playing two practice games against the Samsung Lions on 2/22 and 2/23.
Samsung's manager, Dong Yeol Sun, pitched for the Chunichi Dragons (1996 and 1999) under Senichi Hoshino.
Hoshino is apparently thinking about buying himself a pair of mounton boots in order to combat the cold weather in Sendai.