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The NPB after the big quake, Day 110 [June 29, 2011]

by on Jun.29, 2011 @ 6:15 pm, under NPB

I'll keep this updated throughout the day.


Yakult Swallows

The Swallows announced that they'll try to cut back on energy use by about 20-25% during games between 7/6 and 9/21 (32 night games in all).  They also plan to add another power generator that will produce enough electricity to power one of their banks of lights in the outfield; use more LED lights; and dim the scoreboard.

Softbank Hawks

Hiroki Kokubo (SOF) presented Motohiro Shima (RAK) with encouragement messages (not messages to the team, but to earthquake / tsunami survivors) that he collected during a charity event in Fukuoka on 3/26.  The messages were written by both players and fans that attended the event.


77 staff members from the Hoshino Senichi Baseball Museum in Okayama met with Hoshino before tonight's game against the Softbank Hawks (at Kleenex Stadium) and presented him with 1.5M yen (to be donated to reconstruction efforts in northern Japan).  They also set up a temporary installation of Hoshino memorabilia.

UPDATE 6/30 @ 6:14am - It seems the 77 people were actually a mix of staff members from the museum and friends of Hoshino.  And for those wondering, it's no coincidence that it was 77 people (Hoshino wears the uniform number 77).


Adachi High School (Fukushima) baseball players received encouragement letters from four former MLB players that included Ken Griffy Sr and Adrian Garrett.  The letters were collected by a former Adachi High School player, currently working in a Japanese restaurant in Ohio.  The letters were also photocopied and handed out at the Fukushima Tournament bracket selection meeting on 6/23.