The Dragons announced that Diamond Yukai penned a new song (Doala-no March) that will be played after the 3rd inning, beginning on June 26. Doala and the Cheer Dragons will also make an appearance on the field with a new dance routine.
The Swallows held workouts at Okinawa Cellular today. Source: Daily Sports 6/25/2012
Team chairman Tsuneo Watanabe on Tatsunori Hara's status, via Daily Sports: "We will not dismiss Hara. There is no reason for him to go. He will be here until the end. He will be here next season."
Hara signed a two-year deal before the start of the current season.
Jumpei Shinoda will likely start Wednesday's game against the Yomiuri Giants (at Mazda Stadium). Source: Nikkan Sports 6/25/2012
Yokohama Bay Stars
Kiyoshi Nakahata met Kensuke Uchimura today. Nakahata is looking forward to making use of Uchimura's speed. Source: Daily Sports 6/25/2012