Waseda University Vs. Keio: Baseball Game

10 06 2010

After our visit to Waseda University’s campus, i was in touch with a couple of students. One was Reon.

He invited me, and my ‘extra days’ roommates’ to join them and watch another baseball game. He bought the tickets for us, and came to the nearest station, Ginza line-Aoyama Ichome Staion, and we walked to Meiji Jingu Stadium. 12:00, we met him, and walked to the stadium. The game started at 1:00. We also bought the “Fan Package”, including a towel with this sentence: Waseda wins Keio, a thick paper with folding lines, and a two papers with cheering songs and a name of the players. This time we know who to cheer for !

The game went smoothly, almost with few excitement moments; but  watching it with friends was the nicest part.

The cheering team was a surprise ! I couldn’t have imagined a guy being in the cheering team:

This is a funny moment I found in the cheering style. These guys were dancing, and doing some martial arts while being up the stage! Strange to me, and also for american that are used to just pretty nice girls dancing.

It continued to 4:00. We had enjoyed the game so much. Of course no launch in middle of the game, so I felt so hungry…

To Be Continued…

Tokyo Dome: My First Time Watching Baseball!

10 06 2010


Baseball: A game that is almost boring, unless you see then running ! This is Tokyo Dome, with capacity of 55,000 baseball fans. It’s the home of Yomiuri Giants baseball team. The team has orange as their color, as you see us cheering for them! I think that was why they won the game!!

The baseball game is Japan is judged by the same rules in US and other countries, but the way they trick each other to steal the base happens more often in Japanese baseball – according to Nicholas.

Another cultural experience: What do you guess these papers and bottles sticked to the ground mean ?

These papers are each representative of a person standing in this queue ! Yes, Japanese come here much earlier than the game, and leave this stuff behind with their name on it. How much people would care about a paper on the ground in other countries ?