- Veteran NPB journalist Wayne Graczyk made a trip to Starfin Stadium in Asahikawa.
- Jim Allen has an article on Japan manager Senichi Hoshino's decision to include Koji Uehara on the Olympic roster. Gutsy call by Hoshino; I think it was the right move.
- Looks like Jeff Williams updated his site.
- New Hanshin reliever Chris Resop has arrived in Japan. "Great!" he said adding, "they really cheer feverishly. I've never been to this kind of ballpark before. I've never seen this in America." (note: translation of a translation).
- Uehara pitched two innings and struck out three in Yomiuri's 4-1 loss to Yokohama.
- Former Twin Lew Ford has been demoted to Hanshin's farm team for the third time this year.