I’m in the process of finalizing a trip to Japan in late May, and the travel agency tells me they will do their best to book tickets for me to attend a Hiroshima Toyo Carp game, schedule permitting.

Damn. Now I’m going to have to learn one of those fight songs! I don’t want to go to a game and look like a dumb gaijin who can’t tell the Carp from the Yokohama <spit> Baystars.


2 Responses to “Carpdate”

  1. Ignatius Pig, Esq. Says:

    Are you kidding? ARE YOU KIDDING? You’re going to Japan, and you’re actually going to see the Carp?

    Dang, you bastard. Good for you! But I’m going to spend the rest of the day in an insanely jealous rage.

  2. Krankor Says:

    Well, the Carp game is an absolute must if I can swing it, but they haven’t announced their schedule yet so it will require some fortuitous timing. We’re going to be in several cities with teams, including Hiroshima, so I have my fingers crossed it will work out. The guy at the travel agency (which specializes in Japanese tours) laughed out loud when we asked about the Carp.

    If I can’t get to a game, I’ll at least try to visit the Hall of Fame at the Tokyo Dome and score me a Carp jersey.