Hisanobu Watanabe told reporters on Wednesday he arrived at the stadium in a white car because he wanted a victory and his car was black. In Japan, victories are often indicated as a white star or circle and losses as a black star or circle.
Source: Sanspo 10/3/2013
Senichi Hoshino was asked to return in 2014 on August 22. During Thursday's post-game pennant celebration, Hoshino spoke to fans and said, "We will battle it out at the Climax Series and Nippon Series with the belief that we will have another ceremony like this next season."
When reporters asked if it was ok to take his comments at face value, he said yes.
Source: Sponichi 10/3/2013
Chiba Lotte Marines
The Marines' weatherman is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on the 5th. The weatherman made forty-four reports before games this season. He will be celebrating his eighty-eighty birthday on the 5th.
Source: Daily Sports 10/3/2013