Category: Did You Know

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Naoya Masuda: Did You Know

Masuda will appear on the Chiba Fire Department poster this year. He also made an appearance on their posted in 2013.

Source: Daily Sports 1/30/2017

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Takayuki Kishi: Did You Know

Kishi is a fan of the horror genre. He is currently hooked on the Walking Dead series. He forgot to pack his iPad for spring camp and is using his iPhone to watch episodes. He placed an order for an adapter so that he can connect his phone to a TV.

Source: Tokyo Sports 2/10/2017

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Yuhei Nakamura: Did You Know

Nakamura was given the nickname Mucho after bullpen catcher Jun Otsuka saw him eating a bag of Kara Mucho chips. He does not actually like Kara Mucho chips that much. His favorite is Kata Age Potato, black pepper flavor.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/7/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/7/2017

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Seiya Suzuki: Did You Know

Suzuki signed an advisory staff contract with ASICS.

Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2017, ASICS 2/22/2017

Weight

  • Suzuki is usually ninety-one to ninety-two during the season. He is currenly ninety-six. Source: Sanspo 2/2/2017
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Seiji Uebayashi: Did You Know

Weight

  • Uebayashi packed on ten kilograms and currently weighs eighty-eight kilograms. Source: Sports Hochi 2/2/2017
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Hitoki Iwase: Did You Know

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Luis Cruz: Did You Know

Weight

  • Cruz weighed 104 kilograms when he arrived in Japan last year. He told reporters he did a lot of running and arrived in Japan at 99 kilograms this year. Source: ZakZak 1/31/2017
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Yusuke Oyama: Did You Know

Oyama told the media about his love for natto (fermented soy beans) during workouts on January 3. The Japan Natto Cooperative Society Federation picked up on the news and would like to send him regular shipments (maybe once a month) of different kinds of natto.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/29/2017

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Randy Messenger: Did You Know

Weight:

  • Messenger is listed at 121 kilograms, but arrived in Japan at 113 kilograms last year and 109 kilograms this year. Source: Sanspo 1/29/2017
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Ernesto Mejia: Did You Know

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