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The NPB after the big quake, Day 46 [April 26, 2011]

by on Apr.26, 2011 @ 2:32 pm, under NPB

I'll keep this updated throughout the day.

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Yakult Swallows

18-year-old Haruna Kawashima threw out the ceremonial first pitch before tonight's game against the Yomiuri Giants.  Kawashima is a member of the Women's Under-19 National soccer team and is currently taking refuge at a sports center in Gotenba, Shizuoka.

Orix Buffaloes

Orix players are wearing white bands around their arms / wrists / necks that have various encouraging phrases written on them, like "Stand together!", "The ties that bond", and "Ganbaro Nippon".  The team decided to wear the bands after Makoto Yoshino suggested it as a way for the team to show their support for earthquake / tsunami victims.