Friday, March 27, 2009

開幕戦 (Opening Day) and other notes.

Hello again all. I hope everyone is doing well and preparing for the upcoming season. Just a few little notes on my plans for opening day here in Japan.

I will be heading to Nagoya to see the BayStars open their season (as is my custom)against the Chunichi Dragons. Also, I will be attending some interesting games at Nagoya Kyujyo (not the Nagoya Dome where the top level games are at) as well during the day seeing as the Dragons games are all at night. The first game is on Saturday where the Chunichi Dragons farm team faces off against Toyota (the car company)in an amateur exhibition match. And the next day, we have Chunichi facing off against the Toyama Thunderbirds of the BCL League. This is my first time seeing a company baseball team (Toyota) and a BCL League team so it's going to be a whole new experience for me. Also, come to find out, there's a BC team in Gunma out near where I'm at called the Gunma Diamond Pegasus whose website can be found here: Gunma Diamond Pegasus Baseball Club

Their season however, is a short one, so the opportunity to see games is relatively short but I'm planning to go to 2 games in early June and possibly one during Golden Week in early May.

Again, it's going to be a long couple of days next week and I'll be bringing my computer along and will try to get some blogs posted up ASAP after the games.

And with that, it's only one more week until the Pro Season officially begins.


  1. You live near Gunma?

  2. Sort of. I would say that it takes maybe an hour and a half to 2 hours to get to Takasaki depending on which train I ride on Chichibu Tetsudo to Kumagaya. It's about the same as if i rode a local train from Seibu Chichibu to Hanno and then changed at Hanno to an express and rode it to Ikebukuro. So, it's not really "near" but for me it's close enough. I can easily do a day trip to Gunma no problem and be back at a decent time.