Rally the troops! Chiba Lotte fans are protesting to retain manager Bobby Valentine, hanging this banner: "We would rather fight with Bobby, who says we're the world's best fans, than with a front office who calls us worthless." For you non-Japanese speakers, that roughly translates to Backwards K. [NYT]
The Mesa Cubs are one of the Chicago Cubs' minor league teams, playing in Fitch Park, which is just south of HoHoKam Park in Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix. The Cubs have trained in Mesa for the last 10 years, so they've got a ton of fans over there. Perhaps more than the Diamondbacks do.