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Softbank Hawks April Fools

by on Apr.01, 2012 @ 11:12 am, under NPB

The official Softbank Hawks' Twitter account featured the following April Fools announcement a few hours ago:

【お知らせ】 本日、秋山監督の現役復帰に関する記者会見を行います。先日のバッティング練習でも2本の柵越えなど、その打撃は健在。守備は一切なしのDH、代打専門とはいえ、49歳での現役復帰はもちろんNPB最年長です。 #sbhawks 今日は4月1日ですね。

Announcement.  Today, Koji Akiyama will hold a press conference announcing his return to baseball.  He had a strong batting practice the other day when he hit two balls over the fence.  He will not play the field and will be used only as a DH / pinch-hitter.  He is forty-nine years old so he will be the oldest in the NPB.  Today is April 1.