Each beer had it’s own girls that walked around the stadium with a keg on her back, serving beer. All the girls were so cute. Each beer company had a different themed outfit. Dallas liked the Yebisu girl the best. :/
This girl was actually selling Suntory whiskey!
Tigers fan club chanting and singing.
Giants fan club chanting and singing.
Just your typical ballpark food!
I thought these looked like Bugles. I looked it up later and they are! When’s the last time you had bugles?!
Back at our seats, Fukudome struck out, just like he did so many times in Chicago!
The rivalry intensifies!
Immediately following the game, they were doing a press conference right on the field while cheerleaders danced around.
The final score.
Walking out of the Tokyo Dome.
As far as sports go, we really wanted to see some sumo matches while we were in Japan. Dallas grew up watching sumo in Hawaii and I thought it would just be something different to do. Unfortunately, it was not the right season for sumo! But it was baseball season, so Chris helped us get some tickets to the biggest rivalry in Japan, the Hanshin Tigers vs. the Yomiuri Giants at the Tokyo Dome. You might think, “Whatever, baseball. We have that here,” but the Japanese LOVE baseball and it was so much fun to see. I had more fun walking around the stadium and watching the fans then actually watching the game, I think!
Chris’s favorite team is the Tigers. He described them kind of as the Cubs. Loyal fans, but they don’t really win or go far often. The Giants he said are kind of like the Yankees. Lots of money, they can buy a good team and they win often. They won the game we were at! Since Dallas loves the Yankees, he bought a baseball cap with the Giants logo on it. Oh, also, Fukudome, who used to play for the Cubs, is now playing for the Tigers and striking out like crazy!
Over the weekend Dallas and I drove up to Wisconsin for a visit. We arrived in the early afternoon and spent some time out in the back yard where the weather was perfect. My mom and I ran to a store nearby called the Bulk-Priced Food Shoppe. She loves to go and look around, even if she doesn’t buy anything, and I can totally see why. They had such a variety of food and it was all so reasonably priced! Everything from nuts to different flavored sea salts to pastas shaped like anything you can imagine, candy, cake decorating supplies, dips, cheeses… the list goes on and on. I bought a few things, but could have gone totally crazy.
Later on my cousin Kelly and Mark came over and we had a barbecue. Mark brought some sausage his friend gave him and one of the meats was llama! It pretty much tasted like any other sausage, but now I can say I ate llama. Then we headed out for a Wisconsin Timber Rattlers game, like we did last year. They played the Peoria Chiefs and it was a fun game even though the Rattlers totally got spanked.
In the morning we had brunch at Apple City in Appleton. This place is located next to an retirement development and has a ton of senior specials, so if you want to feel really young, go eat there! I didn’t care for the coffee, but my omelette was good.
Before we knew it, not even 24 hours later, we were back on the road. Goes by fast! Thanks for the great weekend, mom & dad!