by Kevin R Burns
Japanese Baseball is not to be missed if you love the game. It is played well in this island nation. Japan has won the World Baseball Classic a two times now, and the quality of baseball and the dedication of the fans is amazing.
Every team and every stadium will show you something a little different, but do not miss attending a game while in Japan. While baseball may be America`s game, watching it in Japan is a true Japanese experience.
Bob Bavasi`s Guide to Baseball in Japan
News/Scores offers up-to-the-minute Japan baseball news with the latest stories, scores and standings direct from Japan. Includes a daily wrap of major Japan sporting events plus the upcoming day's entire sports lineup.
At Bavasi`s site you can also get tickets online in English. If you can navigate a website in Japanese I recommend Ticket Pia.Wayne Gracyk on Baseball in Japan
At the Japan Times Newspaper in print and online.
Gracyk is the editor of Japan Pro Baseball Fan Handbook and Media Guide, an annual guide to the beautiful game in Japan. He also writes a very popular column on Baseball in Japan for the Japan Times (link below).Koshien - Japan`s High School Baseball Mania
高校野球: kōkō yakyū
Every summer, Japan goes slightly crazy (in a good way) over Koshien their annual high school baseball championship. The tourney features teams from all over Japan, and local teams vie to represent first their city, then their prefecture in this Japan-wide national championship.
The final games take place at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture. The final games are nationally televised with many Japanese riveted to the screen. A Little Baseball Humour
My older brother always raved about playing slow pitch and he even played fast pitch. But ya know, I said to the guy:
"I know you played Slow Pitch with Ed. But whatever you want to call it:
I think throwing beer bottles in a pub is not very good and you shouldn`t do it. It just isn`t a good thing to do!"