|Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice|
Tsutomu Ito is thinking about punishing the team that loses during intra-squad games on the 16th and 17th by having them run the distance back to the hotel (about seven kilometers).
Source: Sanspo 2/9/2013
Ito wants catchers to let their mitts pop, especially when catching pitches in the strike zone.
"I do not hear any sounds. I can hear sounds on pitches that are balls though... On borderline pitches, the ideal would be to get the umpire to raise his arm by catching the ball with a loud pop," said Ito.
Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2013