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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Last week we finally got to go to a ball game! We had wanted to go so badly the last time we came and it just didn't happen so we wanted to make sure we got around to it this time.

One of Chris' coworkers kindly organized a baseball night for all those interested in his code. I met Chris after work and then we took a train and subway into Yokohama.

Baseball in Japan is an entirely different experience than in America. When your team is up to bat you stand and each player has their own cheer/chant that is lead by a person in the stands wearing white gloves.

Gabriel was a little startled and concerned by all the cheering at first but he slowly warmed up to it.

One of the biggest questions I had about the game was what kind of food they served. I know, kind of silly but I was curious. I shouldn't have been surprised that it wasn't nachos and garlic fries but instead the standard noodles, sushi, and chopsticks.

It was such a fun night even though we lost. We had a great time trying to say the chants and support the Baystars. Gabriel did a great job with the late night too! He is usually in bed around 7pm and we didn't get home until after 10pm. He was awake and in good spirits while at the game and then quietly dozed off in the Ergo while on the train. When we got home we put him into PJs, nursed, and he was back out as if it was a normal night. What a rockstar.

Here is a little video of the chant sang when a there is a run. This was the only chant I really picked up on because it included the words 'Yokohama' and 'Baystars.'

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