ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 15: Torii Hunter #48 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim collides with umpire Greg Gibson in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 15, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
The Japanese baseball league's players union still has not agreed to participate in next spring's World Baseball Classic; they are demanding that Japan's share of the advertising and licensing revenues from the tournament go to NPB, which would then share those revenues with the players through their CBA.
Usually this wouldn't go anywhere, but the fan was asked to move in preparation for Rock n' Blast on July 20th.
There's been no tweets from Mark Shapiro, Chris Antonetti, and Manny Acta since late July, which is about when the season started to really go south.