Monthly Hanshin Tigers – March 2017

Yesterday was the last day of spring training in Ginoza, Okinawa (top squad) and in Aki, Kochi (second squad). The exhibition schedule starts on March 3 with a warm-up game against Samurai Japan, followed by one the next day against Team Australia. Both will take place at Kyocera Dome Osaka. Click here for March’s game schedule. Anyways, here is the table of contents of this month’s magazine:

– Close-Up Interview – Takashi Toritani

– Tigers Monthly Review – Fighting Against the Wind: Takashi Toritani

– Tigers Photo Topics – Okinawa Spring Training: Newcomers and Standouts

– Player Representative Interview – Keisuke Kanoh

– Tora Column – Ai Ohkawa

– Farm Report – Spring Camp in Aki (Kochi)

– Farm Manager Column – Masayuki Kakefu

– Please Take Care of My Son – Hiroto Saiki

– Equipment Selection – Yamato‘s Glove

– Welcome to Hanshin, Volume 2 – Kento Itohara

– Ironman Chapter Two – Developing Catchers

– Player’s Note – Kyuji Fujikawa

– Pop’N Talk – Eric Campbell

– Tora Link: Kazuya Tsutsui (Former Tiger pitcher, Current Scout)

– Coach’s Corner – Katsuo Hirata

– Ask His Teammates! – Yuya Yokoyama

– 2017 Ticket Purchase Information, Events/Promos at Koshien

Like I always say, if there is anything from this magazine you want to see translated/paraphrased/summarized, let me know! I’m always willing to try to help out fans who cannot read Japanese but want to know more about the team!

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T-Ray is the founder, chief writer and Junior Executive Vice President of Hanshin Tigers English News (H-TEN). Find him on Twitter @thehanshintiger.