This may be more stream-of-consciousness than normal for me...
|Dragons Oendan at Yokohama Stadium|
- I feel I missed out on a couple traditions as neither open-sen game featured jet balloons or cheerleader squads. I did get to see the beer girls though and the mascots for the Lions and Baystars.
- The biggest thing that I didn't like at the games was the foul ball screens at the Tokyo Dome, Seibu Dome and Jingu Stadium that were in front of the stands all the way out to the outfield. It really messed up my field of view and prevented me from getting decent pictures. And the whistles that they blow every time a foul ball goes into the stands is annoying also.
|Yokohama Stadium postcard|
|1992 BBM #102|
|1999 BBM Lions 20th Anniversary #SL30|
|Inao's retired number and 1956 Championship marker|
|1988 Calbee #19|
|Left field stands with retired numbers|
|View from upper deck during Cuba-Netherlands game|
|My first view of Jingu Stadium|
- The souvenir stands at Tokyo Dome had the latest BBM issues available. Yokohama had the Calbee potato chip bags but I didn't see anything else. I saw no cards at Seibu Dome and there were no stands open when I was at Jingu.