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[9/25/2013] NPB General News and Notes

by on Sep.26, 2013 @ 3:09 am, under NPB

The NPB announced they will hold a special owner meeting at a hotel in Tokyo on October 2 to discuss the results of the third-party panel's investigations into the changes that were made to the standard baseball.

The third-party panel is set to release its findings to twelve team reps on the 27th.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/25/2013

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Julio Christian Jimenez Molina, Cuba's President of the National Institute of Sports, visited the NPB offices in Tokyo on Wednesday.  According to commissioner Ryozo Kato, the two sides spoke about the declining baseball population and working together to help revers.

Source: Sponichi 9/25/2013

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Yomiuri Giants owner Kojiro Shiraishi spoke to reporters on Tuesday and said he did not think Sadaharu Oh would accept requests for him to become the next NPB commissioner due to various reasons, like age and health concerns.

"It got down to [the six Central League teams] agreeing it would be good if Oh accepted the position, but he is not in a situation where he will easily accept.  I feel this will be difficult," Shiraishi said.

He added, "[The candidate] has to be someone all the teams can accept.  If any of the teams have someone in mind, they are to contact [owner meeting chair Yoshihiko] Miyauchi and he will bring it all together and then we will think about what to do. ... This will take a little more time."

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2013