I got to Koshien Stadium around 11am, despite not having a ticket to tonight’s game or even the intention of attending. And I didn’t. But I did get to take in the Koshien Stadium Museum for the first time ever, and followed it up with a tour of the stadium that included a chance to watch some of the team’s pre-game practice. I got to meet up with one of my Tiger buddies who was in town from Tokyo, spent the day with my awesome wife… and then the Tigers won their game tonight! Not a bad day overall! Here are some pics/explanations of what I got to see today.
Nothing really special here, just a big Tigers logo in the middle of the museum.
Towards the end of the museum, you can head outside and stand right in the middle of the center field stands. what a view! Great weather, too!
The Tigers drafted me as their official English tweeter! Ha, I wish!
Love the 80th Anniversary banners. The 4th one here is #4, Gene Bacque.
At the start of the tour, we got a view of the visitors’ indoor training facility. It felt like we were at the zoo, looking at a bunch of rabbits through a glass window. Do not feed the animals. Do not tap the glass.
Gomez and Murton take theoir cuts during an early afternoon batting practice.