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Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines: March 20, 2012

by on Mar.20, 2012 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

The media learned on Monday that Keisuke Kaneko (26) filed marriage papers with a 21-year-old woman named Mayu Imakita (今北麻由 ?) on March 14.  The two are planning to hold a wedding ceremony in December.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Hideki Kuriyama told reporters on Monday that he apologized to Masaru Takeda after he made his decision to make Yuki Saito the opening day starter.  On paper, Takeda made more sense over Saito, but Kuriyama picked the latter because of his stamina and potential.

Chiba Lotte Marines

Toshiaki Imae will be appearing as an editor for the day for Shukan Morning's Gurazeni (March 22 edition).

3 comments on “Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines: March 20, 2012

  1. Steve

    Kuriyama picked Saito because he will generate more interest, not for baseball reasons. Clearly Takeda would have been the better choice.

    1. EJH

      I am sure you are right and even then it makes no sense because no team needs the generate excitement for opening day. It’s games 2 and 3 and so on that require hype to get butts in seats. As a Ham fan, I am beginning to wonder if Kuriyama is any upgrade at all over the truly horrible Nashida.

    2. fighting ham

      Guys, quit being naive. Do you really think the decision was up to Kuriyama? It’s the Ham office we are talking about.

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