The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles started their spring training camp in Okinawa from February. Hiroshi Mikitani, the baseball club's owner, traveled down to the camp to see the players in action.
This season, a new-look team is aiming for success under team manager Masataka Nashida, who has experience of winning the championship twice before. After a disappointing last-place finish in 2015, there is expectation that the team can bounce back in 2016.
In this report, you can hear the passionate voices of Rakuten Eagles fans who came a long way to support their team, as well as the rallying cry of pitcher Takahiro Norimoto ahead of the new season.
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