Saturday, August 20, 2011

I'm sure anyone who's been following the tournament by now...

...knows that Sanko (aka Nichidai-san) won the 93rd Natsu Koushien outright against Kousei Gakuin. As expected, the Kousei batters did not let Yoshinaga get himself into trouble and thus had a relatively easy final.

I got a beer in the 8th, talked to the girl and told her this one was to "celebrate" their victory though I don't particularly like them for the reasons I stated earlier. She replied it was still the 8th, I said to be realistic and that down 9 runs it's not going to happen.

Oh, and how is it that the beer in Japan doesn't totally make me red in the face as much as it does in the states? I generally hate beer, but getting it here isn't bad. And no, it's not because the girls make the experience better (though they do). Oh to be young again.


seiryoden said...

I was irrationally happy to see my Aomori boys hit the final, but I never felt they'd top NDS. Painful to see them go down that hard. Thanks for all your work this summer. It's hard to follow the season if your Japanese ain't fluent. Cheers and see you next summer!

Goro Shigeno said...

It's not that I had a hard time posting stuff because of the language barrier. I just had no time.

I wake up at 5 AM to head to Hanshin Koushien Stadium, arrive there at about 7:15, games start at 8 AM, end around 5 PM at the earliest on days with 4 games, then there's the exodus to the station, and by the time I get back it's around 9 PM, enough time to eat a little, shower, maybe write a little, sleep and repeat.

I'll have the rest of the days recaps up, but considering the tournament was already over I figured I'd comment on it.

seiryoden said...

Ah. Sorry.

I wasn't implying that your Japanese was lacking; I was lamenting that mine was. I simply wished to thank you for providing an English language Koshien resource. I can just about read the box scores in the Yomiuri, but that's the extent of my expertise.

Thank you for blogging one of the most thrilling sporting events. I hope to read you agian next year.

Take care

Goro Shigeno said...

Well, don't thank me just yet, I haven't finished it yet.

Limo said...

Thanks as always.