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¡Ouenka!

As you are quite likely aware ouenka are supporters’ songs in Japanese baseball. These are the songs that are sung by the fans throughout the game, designed to inspire the team on to victory. Lotte had a nice, complete set of ouenka last year for all of last year’s players (and Bobby), but with the change in management and changes …

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Interleague Game 18: We Shall Fight on the Beaches

Before tonight’s game vs Hiroshima at Chiba Marine – the last game between Lotte and Hiroshima in 2009 – I imagine Bobby Valentine gave our Marines a pep talk. I think it might have gone like this: “My fellow Marines. We have seen much together these past years. These last few weeks – the battles between the Pacific and the …

New sections: Interleague 2009 and Ouenka

Please check out the two new sections on the site, Interleague 2009 and Ouenka. Interleague 2009 compiles all the game reports and standings from the Pacific vs Central League war, while Ouenka is a new resources for all the Marines supporter’s songs (but is still a bit of a work in progress.) Update: All should be well with the formatting …