Tokyo Dome, Japan
The 2010 Major League Baseball Season, the 110th consecutive season that will be played by the American and National Leagues simultaneously, starts this week when the Boston Red Sox will host their long-time rivals, the 2009 World Series champion New York Yankees at Fenway Park.
Baseball in Japan
Baseball is the leading team sport in Japan. Here, the Nippon Professional Baseball season is eight months long and games start in late March with their Championship held in October.
A Baseball Game at Tokyo Dome
Several years ago, I was lucky enough to be visiting Japan and caught a game at the Tokyo Dome with the Hanshin Tigers vs. the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants. It was pretty cool to just be there.
I especially enjoyed the sushi that replaced the ‘standard’ hot dog fare back home.
Who won? I have no idea. Although I like baseball, I was more mesmerized by the animated and exuberant fans.
It was a great way to experience Tokyo with some locals, doing something we always coin as “all-American.”