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[10/24/2013] Nippon Series: Yomiuri Giants, Rakuten Eagles

by on Oct.25, 2013 @ 4:51 am, under NPB

General

NPB commisioner Ryozo Kato's signature will not be printed on balls used during the Nippon Series.  His term will officially end on Friday.

Source: Daily Sports 10/24/2013

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants starting rotation will likely go Tetsuya Utsumi, Tomoyuki Sugano, Toshiya Sugiuchi, and Dennis Houlton.

Source: Daily Sports 10/24/2013

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The team worked out at Tokyo Dome for about three hours on Thursday.  After practices, they headed toward Sendai a day early to avoid the poor weather caused by the typhoons.

Source: Sponichi 10/24/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Ginji worked out in left field during practices on Thursday.  If Andruw Jones gets the start at first when the series moves to Tokyo Dome, Ginji could be pushed to the outfield.

Source: Sponichi 10/24/2013

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Most of the hotels in Sendai are apparently full.  The rooms that are still available start at around 30,000 yen a night.  The All-Japan University Women's Ekiden is also scheduled to take place in Sendai on the 27th.

Source: Sanspo 10/24/2013