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The NPB after the big quake, Day 108 [June 27, 2011]

by on Jun.27, 2011 @ 8:39 pm, under NPB

I'll keep this updated throughout the day.


Yomiuri Giants

The Giants held a baseball clinic / meet and greet for about 300 school kids today at Koriyama Kaiseizan Baseball Stadium (part of a project to help rejuvenate northern Japan).  15 players, including Alex Ramirez, Hisayoshi Chono, Shinnosuke Abe, Michihiro Ogasawara, and Yoshinobu Takahashi, took part in the event.

UPDATE 6/28 @ 2:15pm - More on Koriyama Kaiseizan Baseball Stadium: The indoor bullpen was apparently a temporary relief shelter for about 900 people.  The dirt in the field was replaced in order to lessen radiation levels; and the seats and walkways were also scrubbed down.  The two games the Giants and Yakult Swallows will be playing over the next two days (6/28 and 6/29), along with the upcoming Fukushima Tournament (set to start on 7/13) are two of the mains reasons why so much work that was done on the stadium.


The Giants and the operators of Tokyo Dome announced news goals for energy conservation on Friday (6/24).  During night home games between 7/1 and 9/22, the team and Dome operators will try to reduce energy use by 37-39% (from last year's numbers) and for all other games, 35-39%.  Both goals are actually down from much estimates made earlier on (anywhere from 37-50%).  A lot of this has to do with things like power generators breaking down and needing to use the air conditioning system more than they planned because they were told it would help control food poisoning problems.

The Giants also started a website called Tokyo Setsuden Dome 2011 (or Tokyo Energy Conservation Dome 2011) where fans can get the latest information about how the team is doing their part to help save energy, like with their 1M Uchiwa Giveaway (fans that were also printed in Fukushima).