The Yokohama Bay Stars announced at 5:00pm today that Tuesday's game against the Yomiuri Giants at Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha was canceled due to typhoon number eight. This marked the first time a game was canceled a day before it was scheduled since September 12, 2000 (Hiroshima vs Chunichi at Nagoya Dome)*.
The Bay Stars also decided to cancel practices on the 8th. Incidentally, while the team traveled to Okinawa today, Yulieski Gourriel met with the team doctor and was given permission to skip the series so long as he agreed to get a physiological evaluation at a hospital in Yokohama. Gourriel has a fear of flying.
* not including the games that were canceled due to the player's strike in September 2004.