Doala is coming out with a new book that will hit store shelves in February 2012. It will be his third book (first in three years).
Takahiro Arai worked out Athlete, a gym in Hiroshima, on Thursday and told reporters he was thinking about trying to hit the ball out in front more. Arai has also ordered a new practice bat that has a center of gravity closer to the bat head.
According to Sports Hochi, there is a chance the Tigers might use 1st round draft pick Hayata Ito as a lead-off batter, assuming Takashi Toritani ends up batting third. That would leave the first two spots open to Kohei Shibata and Keiichi Hirano and maybe Ito.
Chisa apparently hits the gyms three times a week in order to keep herself in shape for the 50 or so concerts girl next door plays a year.
Tatsunori Hara is apparently interested in how the Chunichi Dragons and Hanshin Tigers approach their seasons next year -- the Dragons are going with veteran coaches while the Tigers are trying to get younger.
Hirokazu Sawamura feels his job is to shut-up, practice, and put up results.
The Swallows will begin selling Pair Seat tickets next season because the Box Seat tickets (for groups of 2, 4, and 5) they introduced this past season did so well.
Takahiro Aoki plans to workout at the Chubu University facilities in Gifu in January.
Yokohama Bay Stars
Kiyoshi Nakahata told reporters on Thursday that he has not yet decided on his closer for the 2012 season.
He will also be stepping down from his various other posts, like chairman of the Pro Yakyu 28, in order to focus all his efforts on being a manager.