The Yomiuri Giants apparently received an unspecified number of complaints and harsh criticisms over the phone and via e-mail. A team official spoke to reporters after workouts at Tokyo Dome on Friday and said, "We have received a lot of feedback, including some that were very harsh, via telephone and e-mail. We are informing them that we only followed the umpire's judgement and that we hope they can understand."
The umpiring crew did not show up at Tokyo Dome.
The Fighters have received supportive feedback from fans. Some have asked that they file a protest with the NPB, but the organization does not have any plans for that at the time being.
And according to Sanspo, the NPB also reportedly received an unspecified number of complaints over the phone. Sponichi, on the other hand, mentions that the NPB received no complaints over the phone.