Friday, July 11, 2008

Japanese Baseball

From Japan - Yakul...

This past week I went to a baseball game in Tokyo. The Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs. Yokohama BayStars. The atmosphere was very relaxed, yet energetic at the same time. It was cross between a minor league baseball game and a high school football game. The fans were the most interesting part of the experience. When their team is batting, they perform chants, sing songs, and play instruments. I couldn't understand the songs, but they were quite catchy. The second most interesting part of the experience was the beer vendors. Surly beer men were replaced by cute Japanese girls in costumes. It's even better than the maid cafes in Akihabara.

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