olympicbaseball July 1st, 2008
According to Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s Olympic team to warm up vs NPB stars
Japan’s Olympic baseball team plans to play a pair of warmup games against selected players from the Central and Pacific leagues in August, just ahead of the Beijing Games, it was announced on Monday.
The Olympic team, made up of Nippon Professional Baseball’s top stars, plans to take on a select group of 24 players at Tokyo Dome on Aug. 8-9. The opener starts at 6 p.m., while the second game is slated for 2 p.m. the next day.
There will be no limit on the number of foreign players for the all-stars, to be headed by Nippon Ham skipper Masataka Nashida and Yomiuri manager Tatsunori Hara. Tickets for both games will go on sale to the public on July 12.
I believe it will draw lots of crowd at Tokyo Dome on Aug. 8-9.