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Three and a half hour rule will be enforced again this year

by on Jan.25, 2012 @ 1:32 am, under College, High School, NPB

NPB Meetings from Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

Board of directors meeting (Sports Hochi):

  • decided to donate 6M yen to the Women's Baseball Association Japan as money to be used to help strengthen the team.
  • accepted DeNA's pledge as new owners of the Yokohama Bay Stars.

Executive committee meeting (Sports Hochi):

  • decided to extend the three and a half hour rule to the 2012 season in order to continue conserving energy.
  • finalized the roster for the March 10 charity game (results will be announced on January 26).

Pacific League meeting (Sports Hochi):

  • removed suspended games from the league agreement
  • confirmed an informal owner's meeting on January 27


The Japan Student Baseball Association held a meeting on Wednesday and named Masayuki Naito (Secretary General, JSBA & JUBF), Akira Nambara (JUBF Vice President & JSBA Director), Masao Yamaguchi (Secretary General, JHBF), and Hirotaka Nishioka (JHBF council member) to the group that will be handling discussions on requirements for becoming a student baseball coach.

The first meeting of the group could take place some time in February.