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PL News and Notes: Brian Falkenborg starts throwing again

by on Mar.09, 2011 @ 12:49 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Brian Falkenborg tossed 15 pitches in the bullpen today.  Falkenborg was held off from throwing due to pain in his left knee (he started feeling discomfort during practice on the 3rd).  Assuming he's fine, he'll probably pitch in an exhibition game sometime around the 12th.

Orix Buffaloes

Akinobu Okada attended a pep rally for the team in Osaka and told guests that the opening day start was currently a toss-up between Chan Ho Park and Hiroshi Kisanuki.

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The Buffaloes announced today that their two new mascots will be named Buffalo Bull (the boy) and Buffalo Bell (the girl).  Uniform numbers were also assigned: Buffalo Bull gets the number 111 and Buffalo Bell the number 222.

The names were selected out of a total 5,328 submissions.