Saturday, July 28, 2007

I Went to Fenway!

On April 11 this year, my friend Mark Steiner and I were in Boston for a conference and we went to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox play the Seattle Mariners. The night before Boston beat Seattle 14-3 in its home season opener! And though the Red Sox would lose this evening 3-0, this was a historic night and the stadium was packed. Japanese powerhouse Daisuke Matsuzaka, now a brand spanking new Red Sox player, was up against Ichiro Suzuki, another Japanese player who has been playing stateside for Seattle. These two were rivals from back in Japan, and it was the first time they were up against each other in seven years. That explained why there were so much Japanese press there this evening (170 of them), witnessing the event and relaying the information back to their fellow citizens back in Japan. It didn't take long for Ichiro to show Daisuke (Dice-K) who would rule the night.

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