I’m going to my very first live baseball game tonight! I’m so excited I can barely wait. Two American friends are coming along to educate me, but I’ve watched so much baseball on tv since coming to Japan that I think I’m pretty much on top of it. Then there’s the fact that I’ve developed an Ichiro crush, which involves keeping track of the Mariners, but I think I’ve already mentioned that once or thrice.
The funny thing is, I never watched baseball in NZ, because basically, there is no baseball to watch. Rugby, cricket and netball rule the roost there and I wasn’t particular impressed with what baseball I had seen. However in the first few weeks after arriving in Japan, I couldn’t understand anything on tv, but I could follow the baseball games perfectly well. So I ended up watching the entire season, becoming a rabid fan of my prefectural team in the process (which won the championship that year).
I’ll probably revert back to cricket back home, but for now, I’m a baseball fan through and through!