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[12/23/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Dec.24, 2014 @ 1:35 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka resumed throwing baseballs and hitting off a tee on Tuesday for the first time since his elbow cleaning in November. He threw the ball about twenty times at a distance of roughly twenty meters at seventy percent strength. He took fifteen swings from both sides of the plate during soft-toss batting practice. Source: Sponichi 12/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 12/23/2014
  • Ginoza is thinking about selling the naming rights to Ginoza Stadium. Source: Daily Sports 12/23/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars documentary was released nationwide on the 6th. It was supposed to have a week-long run with an estimated attendance of around 7,000. Theaters in Yokohama decided to extend the run until the 29th because reception was better than expected at nearly 10,000. DeNA has released a documentary of the team's season each winter since taking over 2012. It is uncertain if they will continue with documentaries after this year. Source: Sanspo 12/23/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Shingo Kawabata and his sister, Yuki Kawabata, will be appearing together in SSK's product catalog. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/23/2014