Take Me Out to the Ball Game


Now, it is the baseball season.  The Opening series of the Major League Baseball began here today with Boston Red Sox, the 2007 World Champion, and Oakland Athletics at Tokyo Dome.  After opening ceremonies with music and national anthums of US and Japan, "Dice-K" Matsuzaka was the starting pitcher for Red Sox.

I got tickets and went to the game.  Dice-K was a bit of disappointment, retiring at the end of 5th inning (95 pitches).  Okajima was the winning pitcher throwing 9th with Papelbon as closer for 10th innings.  Many Americans showed up to the game.  It was fun.  Quickies at; http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/.

Cherry blossom began suddenly to almost bloom in one warm day today and will be the peak perhaps this weekend.

Redsox038Photo1 Major League Opening Game at Tokyo Dome

Redsox042Photo2  Dice-K pitches