translated by Brett Larner
London Olympics marathon team member Arata Fujiwara (Tokyo T&F Assoc.) threw out the first pitch at the Mar. 30 Giants-Yakult baseball game. Wearing the number 812, the date of the Olympic marathon, Fujiwara's no-bounce pitch drew a massive roar of approval. "I could feel the energy from the crowd on my skin," he said, loving every minute of the stress. "Athletes who can play in front of that are amazing."