Posted by 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