The NPB announced that the 2016 Fresh All-Star Game will take place at Muscat Stadium in Kurashiki, Okayama on July 24, 2016. The 2015 Fresh All-Star Game was scheduled to take place at Muscat Stadium this year, but it was canceled due to bad worth caused by a typhoon.
The 2015 Premier 12 is expected to finish in the black by about 120 million yen.
The NPB decided on a number of preventative measures to educate players about damaging activities. Workshops will be held at all spring camp locations in February; teams will educate players and staff on damaging activities using posters and pamphlets; and the NPB commissioner will announce that transfer of money between players dealing with baseball and gambling with large amounts of money will not be allowed. A committee made up of disciplinary representatives from each of the twelve NPB teams will also be established to discuss and exchange opinions.
[UPDATE 12/17 @ 1:29am]
Recap of preventative measures:
- workshops for all players during Ni-gun spring camp
- educational tools to help educate players -- informative posters and pamphlets about damaging activities
- commissioner's statement that money exchanges connected to baseball between players and gambling with large amounts of money is prohibited.
- all teams must be involved.
- information and opinions can be exchanged and shared through a committee
The Student Baseball Coaching License progam took place at Waseda University in Shinjuku, Tokyo over the weekend (December 12, 13). The two-day program was attended by 119 former professional players. Another session will be held in Osaka next weekend (December 19, 20).
Among the attendees: