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Yokohama Bay Stars: February 10, 2012

by on Feb.10, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Thursday

  • Alex Ramirez took fifty-two swings during BP and collected twenty-three could-be hits, including one that went over the fence. (Sponichi)

Friday

  • Daisuke Miura threw 171 pitches in the bullpen. (Sanspo)

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The Bay Stars announced today that Taketoshi Goto was diagnosed with influenza A earlier today.

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Kimiyasu Kudo visited spring camp in Ginowan today and observed practices.  He also had a chance to meet with Kiyoshi Nakahata, but not GM Shigeru Takada, who was also at Ginowan today.

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Nakahata had to walk to the stadium on Thursday because the battery in the team car died.  So the trip to the stadium that usually takes two minutes by car, took about twenty-two minutes by foot.  And along the way, he was surrounded by fans seeking photos and autographs.

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Otsuka Tea Manufacturing Company in Kakegawa, Shizuoka sent the team some "Kiyoshi" tea on Thursday.

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The Bay Stars stole just thirty-one bases last year.  Nakahata would like the team to aim for at least 100 this year.

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The team has been placing nets along the base paths so players can work on running the bases in somewhat realistic conditions without any worries about getting hit by baseballs.