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  • HOKKAIDO NIPPON HAM FIGHTERS TAKE PACIFIC LEAGUE PENNANT AGAIN!

    Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on October 7th, 2009

    Hi Blog.  Just something quick to say:

    CONGRATULATIONS HOKKAIDO NIPPON HAM FIGHTERS!!

    PACIFIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2009

    I watched as they took the Pacific League Pennant (their third time since moving up here, what was it, six years ago?) in a Fighters sports bar.  Extra innings, they took it 5 to 4 shortly after hearing that Rakuten just lost (giving them the pennant anyway).

    We’ve got a marvelous team, fun to watch, cheery and fan-based (they win most of their home games), great last innings every game, and a number of stars.  It’s like the Fish that Saved Pittsburgh — rallies our island no matter how desperate the economics becomes.  Good show, all.

    Arudou Debito in Fighters home base Sapporo

    4 Responses to “HOKKAIDO NIPPON HAM FIGHTERS TAKE PACIFIC LEAGUE PENNANT AGAIN!”

    1. Tornadoes28 Says:

      I like to see these kinds of posts once in awhile to break up the depressing news such as the Savoie case.

    2. phil adamek Says:

      Congrats to your home team. I’m pretty ignorant about Nippon baseball, but what is a Ham Fighter? Do they fight with ham? Or against it?
      Clarification please!

    3. Tammy Says:

      Good for you, but spare a thought for us poor old fish who have to support the Hiroshima Carp. Now there`s an exercise in faith and loyalty :-)

    4. Laura Says:

      Yahoo Nippon Ham!

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