We have tickets to a Hanshin Tigers Baseball Game in Osaka! We now know that American baseball is BOOORING!
Hanshin Koshien Stadium opened in August 1924 and was built to host the national high school baseball tournaments. It is the home stadium for the Hanshin Tigers. High School tournaments are given higher priority and the Tigers must postpone any conflicting games.
Babe Ruth played an exhibition game at the stadium in 1934.
The fans are devoted, to put it mildly! They get together to practice the players songs and make sure EVERYONE is dressed appropriately!
Japan has amazing and fun traditions for every event and baseball is no exception. Each player has a short song that the cheering section sings every time he comes up to bat!
And the 7th Inning Stretch was quite a spectacle!