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Orix Buffaloes: March 3, 2012

by on Mar.04, 2012 @ 3:29 am, under NPB

4th round draft pick Tomoyuki Kaida is working on a shuto to use against left-handed batters.  He started learning the pitch on February 29.

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Dae-Ho Lee told reporters on Friday that he may not change his home run celebration: trot around the bases, kiss his necklace as he steps on home plate, and point to the camera with his index finger.

FYI: Lee did not play in Saturday's game against the Hanshin Tigers but will play on Sunday.  Sports Hochi Osaka reminds readers that the last time Lee played against the Tigers, the home plate ump mistook an HBP for a foul off the knob of the bat.  Sports Hochi Osaka also provides the following quote from Lee: "I can tell the difference between a pitcher making a mistake and a pitcher purposely going after a batter.  I am not the easiest going guy so I may not be able to control myself and might end up doing something.  If it is on purpose, I can not let it go."