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Seibu Lions Spring Camp News and Notes: February 2, 2011

by on Feb.02, 2011 @ 2:12 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

=== 4:55pm

Tatsuya Oishi threw 60 pitches to a squatting catcher (Tatsuyuki Uemoto) in the bullpen today.

Uemoto on Oishi's session - "Spin, movement, everything looked good.  It felt like he didn't throw one off-balance pitch.  And there was only one pitch that had shuto rotation to it."

=== 2:12pm

The volcanic activity didn't cause any interruptions in the Lions' practice scheduled yesterday, but players did leave the following comments:

Hiroyuki Nakajima - "My black cleats turned gray [from the ash].  I wonder if it would be ok for me to wear a surgical mask during practice."

Takayuki Kishi - "My mouth felt sandy from all the ash that go into it."

Others mentioned that the ash made the cough, made it difficult for them to breath, and that it made their eyes hurt.