(March 29th) Today is an off-day. I’m going into the hospital and getting a minor knee operation. I should be back for the game tomorrow.

It’s a wonderful day of celebration and relaxation, because we got in the win column for the first time this season with a very dramatic triumph over the Lions.

The game featured some fine hitting from Agubayani. Imae had a very clutch hit, then there was another clutch hit from Ohmatsu in the 9th inning. There was spectacular pitching by Naruse, who allowed no hits through 4 innings and a shut out through 6 innings. He did a great job; one man scored, it was a tie game until we broke out two runs in the 9th inning.

I thought our at-bats were very good in the last 4 innings of the game yesterday. I hope that the guys will start to relax and hit the balls the way they are capable of hitting and score many runs.

This morning, there was an event at the stadium where we invited many young mothers who have young children to brainstorm about their needs and what we can do to make their time at the ballpark, while watching the game and spending their hard-earned money, more enjoyable. We discussed how the event itself could be one that they enjoy watching; how the venue that they come to, the stadium, could be more attractive for them; how the food that they eat there could be more delicious; how the overall experience can be improved. We had a really good session. We’ll start to implement some of the ideas that were presented in this meeting in the near future.

Thank you.



Bobby
Commit to your passions - Passionately pursue your commitments

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P.S. These photos were taken at the press conference for the “Ladies Project 2007”. The discussion session that I mentioned in today’s blog was a part of this project and it was a really good session!







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It’s been a pleasure seeing all the fun submissions for the new feature on the blog, “TEAM 26 Playground”.

For the next theme, we’d like to gather requests from you for the theme that you would be interested in submitting! For example, we had the following themes in the past:

  • My Pet

  • My Christmas / New Year

  • What I am Passionate About

  • My Marines Gear!


Please send in your ideas at newsletter@bobbysway.jp by March 31st.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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  1. はたぼう。 さんのコメント: (はたぼう。 says):

    Hi! Bobby!
    I congratulete this seaon’s first victory! I couldn’t hold still and run to a Goodwill stadium for the first time. I thought it was possible to see a nice game, and the baseball was fun once more.
    I also go to support much to a stadium this year!I’d lke to see Mr.Watson early!!
    if encounter somewhere, I’d like to talk with Bobby.

    Hatabo.

  2. BigManZam さんのコメント: (BigManZam says):

    Seems to me like the Marine Gun Attack is back in force. The pitching has been phenomenal. I also agree with the move to send Katoh somewhere he can be used more often. Naruse has emerged as a legitimate starter, and Katoh just wouldn’t get enough starts with this amazing rotation.

    There are only six Hawks games in the month of April, so here’s hoping some teams do the right thing and open up video streams to foreign fans. It’s torture for me to just follow games via message board commentary, delayed stats, and really low quality Japanese radio streams of Central League games.

    By the way, congratulations on all the recent coverage. Daily Yomiuri did a peace on the famous Chiba Lotte teamwork and ESPN is going to air a documentary on the Marines in a month or so. I love this team!

  3. Reiko Take-Loukota さんのコメント: (Reiko Take-Loukota says):

    I am writing this message for Haruka Iwashita who suffers a rare heart disease called “restrictive cardiomyopathy”. She lives in Kagoshima, where Chiba Lotte Marine has spent its pre-season training since 1972. Haruka is scheduled to have a heart transplant at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in CA in three months. The whole process will cost 11,000,000 yen, which is about 934.000 US$. In order to help Haruka’s family, An organization to save Haruka has been created, (http://www.haruka-ainote.jp/) and is promoting various fund raising activities.

    However, to raise close to 1 million dollars is challenging. That is why your fans in Kagoshima urged me to write and ask for your help. The followings are what you may want to do:
    (1) Make a donation to “Haruka-chan o sukuu kai.”
    (2) Tell team members and fans about Haruka.
    (3) Pray for Haruka and for her family.

    Thank you very much in advance for whatever supports you can give to Haruka. I am looking forward to hearing your response.

    Reiko Take-Loukota