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Nippon Ham Fighters: February 14, 2012

by on Feb.14, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • Yuki Saito threw fifty-eight pitches in the bullpen. (Nikkan Sports)


  • Bobby Keppel struggled with his control during batting practice with twelve of thirty-three pitches going for balls.  He also allowed one could-be hit. (Nikkan Sports)


Today was the last day of the third block of spring camp.  The team has the day off tomorrow.


Hideki Kuriyama worked with Kenshi Sugiya on his hitting for about thirty minutes on Monday.  He also tossed around 200 baseballs to Sugiya.


Comedian Hironari Yamazaki visited Nago camp on Monday.


7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima celebrated his 22nd birthday today.


Yuki Saito is not sure what he wants to do for his intro music this season -- that is, should he change it or keep it.  He used NYC's Yuki 100% (勇気100%) last year.

====== UPDATE 2/15 @ 2:19am

Kuriyama told reporters, perhaps jokingly, after today's practice game victory against the LG Twins that he would have turned down interview requests if the team had lost another game.

"It is good that we won.  If we had lost, I would have turned down interview requests.  Seriously.  Three straight losses is not good," said Kuriyama.