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YOM: No more yakiniku for Hirokazu Sawamura before starts

by on Mar.01, 2011 @ 3:58 pm, under NPB

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.