The front office is “all smiles”… Softbank, the sole leader of the Pacific League, has already decided on the “championship parade schedule”! | FRIDAY DIGITAL

The front office is “all smiles”… Softbank, the sole leader of the Pacific League, has already decided on the “championship parade schedule”!

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Pitching and hitting are coming together, and they are more than 10 games ahead of second place

SoftBank’s rapid progress continues unabated. SoftBank is in first place in the Pacific League with a winning percentage of nearly 70%, which is completely different from last year, when they failed to win the championship for three consecutive years since 2009.

Owner Masayoshi Son, 66, has a motto of ‘Give money but don’t talk. He was always saying, ‘Everything is meaningless unless you are at the top or in first place,’ and he would get angry whenever the team missed out on a championship.

The team’s front office was so panicked that they even proposed the ouster of the GM, who had failed to produce any results, and succeeded in getting Hotaka Yamakawa (32), who had left Seibu on a FA contract, to move to the new team without any hesitation. The team’s front office was very tense with the Fukuoka TV stations, implicitly telling them to stop reporting anything negative about the team,” said a source close to the team.

Despite the early-season confusion, SoftBank was the first team to win 40 games, and from mid-June, there were discussions within the team that could be called courageous.

If things continue as they are, it is as good as decided that SoftBank will win the league championship for the first time in four years. We can take our time to prepare this year.

A baseball team official said with a big smile on his face.

The front office must be very happy because the season has been going so well, and there are reports that they have begun making arrangements behind the scenes with the government and other related organizations around the Labor Thanksgiving Day on November 23 in anticipation of winning the Japan Series, the seventh game of which ends in early November. To the extent that in the past few years we have not been able to have a spectacular V parade at the COVID-19 crisis even after winning the championship, this time we will be able to celebrate with a great deal of pomp and circumstance.

This year, the Hawks, as a community-based baseball team, will hold official games in Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, and Kitakyushu (Kokura) as “Fight! Kyushu Day” in Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, and Kitakyushu (Kokura), and will be held in Nagasaki on August 28. Following this trend, the “Top Directive” will be issued, With the approval of Sun, who continues to fly the “Top Directive,” a plan to hold parades in all prefectures in Kyushu is also in the works. However, the season is still in its second half, and winning the league championship does not necessarily mean becoming the best in Japan. I think it’s a bit premature to be talking about this. ……

(The same before). One can only hope that the team’s bravado will not disrupt the field.

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