Saturday, June 24, 2006

Take Me Out To The Ball Game!

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!


ag said...

Enjoy the game!

Emma Sinclair said...

For me, the best part of going to a baseball game is just sitting outside. I find the game itself unnaturally boring.

As for me, I'm on a World Cup soccer kick! Do you have Aussie rules football in NZ or is it really just an Aussie thing? That is fun to watch - it's complete chaos!!

Have a great time at the game!

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Have fun... It is more fun when you know the players. We used to watch local games between the Navy Seals and the Army Rangers. Blood and guts.


Olga said...

Have fun at the baseball game! I hope you'll enjoy it!

Nalini Singh said...

Thanks,Ag, Emma, Cynthia and Olga.

Emma - Aussie Rules is an Aussie thing. Crazy stuff!

It was so much fun! I'm hoping to do a report tomorrow, complete with pictures.