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NPB news June 24, 2022

There was a bunch of Fighters news to take our minds off the carnage that is taking place seemingly every time Munetaka Murakami sees a pitch in the strike zone.

The Fighters are about to sign a new lefty, and may be giving their devoted fans a break from their skipper’s bullpen management, while Shinjo himself said that, for his team right now, winning is overrated.

Shall we get to it all?

Friday’s games

Swallows 16, Giants 6: At Jingu Stadium, we had Game 1 of what the Yomiuri broadcasters have been billing as a show-down series between the Giants and their Chuo-sen Tokyo Central League rivals.

Well, that series is here, and on Friday, Jingu was at its windiest and home run-hitting friendliest.

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Shinjo’s green revelation

Weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun this week reported that current Nippon Ham Fighters manager Tsuyoshi Shinjo was Japanese pro baseball’s positive doping case zero, according to the team’s chief executive in 2006, when the outfielder tested positive for amphetamines.

The timing of Shinjo’s announcement on April 18, just a few weeks into the season, was peculiar, and the article suggests that the two were related.

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