Yokohama Baystars Baseball Game in Yokohama, Japan
When traveling to foreign lands, we make it a priority to sample the local beer, taste the local food and attend live sporting events. For us, it’s the most entertaining way to experience a culture and its people.
Like rugby in New Zealand and ice hockey in Canada, baseball is the king of team sports in Japan. Next to witnessing a live Sumo Wrestling match, attending a Nippon Professional Baseball League game was high on our list of things to do in Japan.
Fortunately for us, the Yokohama Baystars were hosting the Hiroshima Toyo Carp when we were visiting Yokohama. Though the game was played in Yokohama, the cheering fans wearing red in the photo above are actually fans from Hiroshima – now that’s some fan dedication and loyalty!
Yokohama Baystars Stadium
Asahi Beer Girl serving thirsty fans
Yokohama BayStars cheerleaders with Hossy, the team mascot
Yokohama BayStars fans
Similar to a soccer match in Europe or South America, fans are separated on either sides of the stadium
How cool is this – when there is a pitching change the pitcher is driven to the mound!
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