The NPB held an executive committee meeting today and decided that they will continue to show their support for northern Japan this upcoming season. Players will also once again wear the Gambaro! Nihon stickers on the side of their batting helmets.
The committee also decided...
...that the 2012 Farm Championships will take place on 10/6 in Matsuyama.
...to put the subcommittee working on the new data system on hold with the NPB stepping in to hammer out an agreement with Dentsu (likely a three-year deal). The NPB was originally planning to implement a new system to handle data beginning in 2013 and wanted to sign a one-year extension with Dentsu to tide them over. Dentsu however turned down the request saying that they only accepted multi-year deals.