Eri Yoshida apparently wants to return to the Kobe 9 Cruise next season, this despite the fact that she left the team at one point after Yoshihiro Nakata was fired by the front office.
Said Yoshida, "I'm thinking about next season. If it's possible... I love Kobe and the players here are great."
Based on nothing but my personal opinion, it would seem likely that the team will ask her back next season. I'm not exactly sure how many extra fans she pulls in, but
Updated 08-27-2009 at 02:56 AM by Gwynar
Here are the results from Day 6:
Game 1 @ 10:59
Game 2 @ 14:59
Game 3 @ 18:30
Chiba Lotte Marines
...The Marines won a game with 1 hit (a home run) on Wednesday night against the Softbank Hawks for the first time in the Pacific League since April 12, 1991 when the Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Orix Buffaloes with a solo homer by Fujio Tamura. The feat has only been accomplished four other times in league history (10 times if you include games that were won by a non-home run hit).
Incidentally, it was also Toshiaki Imae's birthday (he was the one that hit
(Tigers lead series, 12-5-0)
Les Walrond was doing a pretty good job against the Hanshin Tigers, holding them to just 1 hit over the first 4 innings of the game, including retiring 10 straight batters after a 2-out walk in the 1st. But he completely fell apart in the top of the 5th.
After giving up a lead-off homer to Craig Brazell (2-for-4,
...Yusei Kikuchi returned to Iwate on Tuesday and announced that he'll be heading out to Tokyo to get treatment done on his back. No word on when that will happen yet.
...There has been an outbreak of the swine flu at Gifu Shogyo High School. As of the 26th, there were 96 reported cases of the swine flu amongst students.
Over 800 students from the school attended the Koshien and a number of them apparently caught the flu during that period. As a preventative measure,