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[12/31/2013] Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Hanshin Tigers

by on Dec.31, 2013 @ 11:38 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Masahiro Yamamoto closed out his workouts for 2013 at Nagoya Stadium today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/31/2013


Doala submitted the following bet to Sports Hochi: a Roomba for if he can successful turn a back-flip (with twist) in seven or more of the team's home games against the Yomiuri Giants next year.  If he fails, he owes Sports Hochi a formal apology.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/31/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Shota Dobayashi is not a lock at third base and will be given a look at multiple positions next year.

Source: Daily Sports 12/31/2013

Hanshin Tigers

The Tigers will offer merchandise (hats, t-shirts, tote bags) designed by Shintaro Fujinami, Takumi Akiyama, Ryoma Matsuda, Issei Morita, and Hayata Ito next year.

Source: Daily Sports 12/31/2013


The Tigers are planning to sell a retro Masahiro Kakefu (Development Coach) uniform next year.  Other items could include caps, towels, scarves, and mobile phone cases.

Source: Sanspo 12/31/2013


Yuya Ando's paternal grandfather died of pneumonia last month at the age of ninety-four.

Source: Sponichi 12/31/2013


2013 Sanspo Promises

Kosuke Fukudome successfully recorded a walk-off hit (April 19 vs Yakult at Koshien) - expensive putter from Sanspo, volunteered two autographed baseballs

Shintaro Fujinami failed to avoid giving up a hit to someone from his age group - autographed t-shirt

Brooks Conrad failed to hit for the cycle - three autographed baseballs

Akihito Fujii failed to throw out five base stealers - Sanspo reporter for the day in January

Source: Sanspo 12/31/2013, Sanspo 12/31/2013