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[10/4/2013] Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes

by on Oct.05, 2013 @ 1:47 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

Takeya Nakamura is using special kind of cleats with spikes made of resin, instead of metal.  Resin spikes apparently work better on grass and place less strain on the knee.

Source: Sanspo 10/4/2013

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The Lions will hold a retirement ceremony for Kazuhisa Ishii after their last home game at Seibu Dome on the 8th.  A number of Ishii retirement merchandise will also be available.

Source: official announcement, official announcement (merchandise one), official announcement (merchandise two)

Softbank Hawks

Brian Falkenborg was taken off the active roster today after he gave up go-ahead home runs in back-to-back appearances against the Seibu Lions.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2013

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles' victory parade will take place on November 24 in Sendai.  An official announcement will be made in early-November.

Source: Sanspo 10/4/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Marines will hold retirement ceremonies for Yasuhiko Yabuta and Shingo Ono after an Orix game at QVC Marine on the 6th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Chihiro Kaneko could get up to two more starts before the end of the regular season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2013