Pitching coach Kazuhisa Kawaguchi apparently advised Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round) to stay away from eating meat (or really greasy meals) the night before he has a start. Seems Kawaguchi offered the advice during Sawamura's 100-pitch bullpen session on the 26th -- halfway through the session, Sawamura started to slow down and Kawagauchi attributed it to the yakinuki the rookie ate the night before.
Suggested meals: pasta and fish; and saving the meat meals the day after starts.
The Giants announced today that they brought Takatomi Sogawa on board as a dorm vice president.
Sogawa started his career with the Yomiuri Giants in 1999 and retired after he was released on 11/30/2007. He spent the last few years coaching kids.