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We are a married couple who retired and moved to Thailand in 2014. You are welcome to join us and our travel monkeys Sun Wukong and Malcolm Jr. on our adventures! We hope you enjoy the trip as much as we do.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Japanese Professional Baseball Is Fun!

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!


  1. Nice blog.. my son Eric is moving to Thailand
    .. Could someone suggest a best place to live in Thailand

    1. That is a very difficult question to answer. So much would depend on what his interests are and what he wants to find in his perfect location in Thailand. Everywhere in Thailand is perfect for someone and everywhere is the worst possible place for someone. Just depends on what he wants.