THE JAPAN TIMES Sunday June 15th, 2014: The Hiroshiima Toyo Carp have signed a new Manager of Operations, Lou Cifer. Mr. Cifer has experience managing teams from the United States, but this is his 1st try at a team in the Nippon Professional Baseball league. Being Gaijin, Mr. Cifer will have a lot to prove if he wants to have the Carp fans backing. Fortunately, Mr. Cifer has inherited a team that is only 1.5 games back of 1st place in the Central League. Look here first for all your Carp news!!!!