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Softbank Hawks: January 25, 2012

by on Jan.25, 2012 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB

Masahiko Morifuku was presented with the 2011 Yanase Fukuoka Softbank Hawks MVP Award today.  He was also given a Mercedes Benz E250.

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The Hawks announced that Taka no Saiten 2012 will take place on the following dates:

July 2 vs Seibu Lions at Tokyo Dome
July 15 vs Chiba Lotte Marines at Yahoo Dome
July 16 - 18 vs Orix Buffaloes at Yahoo Dome

This will be the first time the event has taken place in a stadium other than their own.

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The Hawks are thinking about making Seiichi Uchikawa their everyday left fielder this season (LF: 55 starts, CF: 10 starts, RF: 23 starts, DH: 19 starts).

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Nobuhiro Matsuda has managed to maintain his weight at 86kg.

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Keiji Nakahara promised Matsuda that if he does not hit at least one homer at Ichi-gun this season, he will shave his hair down.

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The Hawks announced today that they will allow Hanwha Eagles' batting coach, Jong-Hun Jang, to spend time at Ni-gun and San-gun as a batting coach (from February 1 until September).