Hanshin Tigers Baseball!

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the premiere baseball game in Japan: Hanshin Tigers vs. Hiroshima Carp. Of course, just from the dispiriting name “Carp”, the Tigers were destined to beat them. What was special about this game was that this victory for the Tigers clinched the #1 title in their division for the first time in EIGHTEEN YEARS. So needless to say people were mostly drunk and rowdy, but about 10 times more polite than people in, say NYC, when the Yankees win. Pix:

                     

6 Responses to “Hanshin Tigers Baseball!”

  1. tj says:

    ryland pointed me to your site. how totally fun! someday a trip to japan is definitely in order.

  2. Daniel says:

    Baiz! Holy crap man! Long time no see! Again! Damn man, you are one traveled mofo! Drop me a line will ya? Have fun in Japan brother. ;)

  3. Shannon says:

    These photos are awesome! Was everyone cheering, or just in the special cheering sections? Did they still take turns? Or was the excitement too much? :) p.s. I love the hair, Marc.

  4. Auntie L says:

    More fab fotos – They are GREAT!!
    Who knew there were so many possible cultural twists in a baseball game?? Or in a pizza.
    Keep’m coming please. The fotos that is. No thanks for now on the salmon pizza.

    Love, Auntie L

  5. Matt says:

    Sweet! Great photos – sounds like the game was fun. Loved the Matrix thing, too – I totally want to steal that for a show somehow.

  6. Marc says:

    Shannon, EVERYONE was cheering – it was like a baseball game I was used to. They did COORDINATE the cheering though. I’ll post video sometime soon.

    Daniel, I’ll send you an email. :)

    Matt, we need to talk on the phone!

    Aunt Louise, I’ll do my best! Mom and Dad arrive tonight!

    Aunt Dahlia, I’d *never* diss New Yorkers!!! ;)

    TJ, glad you liked it! Come visit!