NIPPON HAM FIGHTERS...It appears as though the Fighters may put a limit on the number of innings Yu Darvish throws in his starts. Instead of having their ace throw on 6 days of rest, it seems like they begin to pitch him on 5 days of rest during the second half of the season (or at least until the All-Star break). And since pitching on 5 days of rest will increase the number of games he pitches in, the team will likely limit the number of innings he pitches per game.
Updated 06-25-2009 at 05:09 AM by Gwynar
...Looks like some people are beginning to think that the Tigers could have a repeat of the 1985 season, what with Colonel Sanders making a comeback and Craig Brazell serving as a reminder of Randy Bass (both involved with that 1985 Championship Team).
...Tomoaki Kanemoto took 60 swings of the bat and hit 6 over the fence during BP on Wendesday.
...Minoru Iwata started a Ni-gun game on Wednesday against Orix and tossed 3 shut-out innings.
One of my local PBS channels aired The Golden Game: Baseball in Sacramento last night. The show covers the history of baseball in Sacramento from the early years to present day, but of particular interest to me were the parts about the Solons and the Pacific Coast League. It included a good deal of old footage and photographs as well as interviews with former players, announcers, and local historians. The show only lasts about thirty minutes, but if you have any interest in the old PCL or a unique
Updated 06-24-2009 at 04:17 PM by knucklehead7
...Norichika Aoki's left ankle appears to be ok. He took BP with the rest of the team on Wednesday and didn't appear to have any problems with it.
...The Swallows are heading in the direction of permanently banning all jet balloons from Jingu Stadium. This comes on the heals of a temporary ban that was started on May 24th due to the swing flu. Sanitation and the amount of time it takes to clean-up all the jet balloons were cited as reasons for the potential