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Tomoaki Kanemoto News and Notes: October 10, 2012

by on Oct.10, 2012 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB

Tomoaki Kanemoto updates from October 10, 2012:

  • Retirement merchandise (eleven items) sold out at Koshien about three hours after stores opened on Tuesday.  Four-hundred limited edition sweatbands were sold in about fifteen minutes.  Source: Sanspo 10/10/2012
  • During a regularly scheduled check-up on his right shoulder, doctors informed Kanemoto that if he did not undergo surgery, he would not be able to raise his arm up in year.  He is expected to go under the knife sometime in January.  Kanemoto also reportedly said that he wanted to continue playing baseball after retirement:  "I will even play sandlot.  I just want to play baseball.  Source: Sponichi 10/10/2012
  • Kanemoto thought about retiring three years ago.  A year ago, he approached his parents and told them he was thinking about quitting.  His mother would not allow it and said she wanted to see him play one more time.  When he told his parents about his decision this year, they told him he had done enough.  Source: Sponichi 10/10/0212