Taketoshi Goto was excused from practices today because he was not feeling well. Yuki Yoshimura returned to practices today after missing a couple days because of a cold.
Kiyoshi Nakahata tried to give pitchers Shugo Fujii, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Yuki Kuniyoshi, Kentaro Takasaki, Hitoshi Fujie, and Yota Kosugi a fielding workout on Wednesday, but had trouble remembering their names and making good contact with the baseballs. The players, in turn, playfully jeered back at Nakahata.
Nakahata also spent some time giving Yoshitomo Tsutsugo hitting advice on Wednesday and later told reporters he did not mind if Tsutsugo forgot everything he said because it was important for players to understand and accept idea; nothing should be forced. He would, however, like Tsutsugo to smile a little more when he does well.
====== UPDATE 2/10 @ 1:43am