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Softbank Hawks: February 22, 2012

by on Feb.22, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

The Hawks had the day off today.

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The Hawks announced today that they will open the roof at Yahoo Dome for their game against the Seibu Lions on April 26.  This will be a first since 9/10/2008.

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Kenji Akashi spent about two hours working on his swing during his day off today.

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Batting coaches Yoshiie Tachibana and and Yasuo Fujii worked with Ayatsugu Yamashita on his hitting today.

"1000 swings.  My batting gloves got ripped partway through so I was bare-handed by the end," said Yamashita.

Yamashita was sent down to Ni-gun training camp on Monday after he reported to practice late (could not wake up).

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1st round draft pick Shota Takeda and 2nd round draft pick Shoji Yoshimoto had a chance to observe Ichi-gun bullpen sessions on Tuesday.