I arrived in Sapporo for game #11 yesterday. Took me two days to get here via train. The taxi pulled into the stadium as the radio announcer called the last out.  I was able to go inside and watch the Chiba Marines fans celebrate their 5-1 victory over the Nippon-ham Fighters.  The Sapporo Dome is a really incredible structure, it even has an R/C mini-blimp cruising around above the outfield.

Andre’ Layral was right about the Genghis Khan! Grilled mutton + onions + beer = amazing!

Game #10 at Miyagi Baseball Stadium worked itself out.  Being stuck in Sendai, I was able to get a ticket to the Saturday game to see the Rakuten Eagles play the Softbank Hawks.  Had to leave early, but the score was 8-2 Hawks in the top of the 8th inning.  Too bad Masahiro Tanaka couldn’t pitch two nights in a row.

The Sapporo Dome, home of the Nippon-ham Fighters

The Sapporo Dome, home of the Nippon-ham Fighters