Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I love Japanese cars...

If there was one thing that I wish I could have in the US, it's a Japanese car. You may ask, "but there are Japanese cars in the US." But not Japanese cars made for Japan in the US. Personally, I think it'd be cool if Daihatsu sold it's cars here - especially the Move Latte. It's such a cute car.

Hiroshima is home to Mazda and cars such as the Verisa. I'm not really a fan of Mazda, but their Japanese cars look cute.


Back to baseball, Hiroshima's field is 98 strong, and there is no block play. But venues are held at 9 different stadiums, including the old Hiroshima Municipal and the new Hiroshima Municipal (aka Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium, which looks REALLY cool).

The 8 seeded teams are led by Jyosuikan, whom I remember from the 2006 tournament. That, and I remember missing seeing their prefectural championship game by a day. They're joined by Hiroshima Kougyou, Soutoku, Setouchi, Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin, Hiroshima Shiritsu Kougyou, Hiroshima Koudai and Yoshida.

The representative for the past 2 years, Kouryou, must run through the full gauntlet beginning on the 13th at Old Hiroshima Municipal against Fukuyama Iyo. Win that, and they're off against seeded Yoshida. They're fortunate though, that they won't have to see Jyosuikan until the finals... that is of course if they both make it.

6 or 7 games in 2 weeks. And then less than 1 week turnaround before Koshien. It sounds like hell on the players' bodies, and it probably is. But the potential reward for them is well worth it.

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