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#847 Meeting an old friend at “Koshien” 〜I watched “Kanao” live at the semi-final 〜

I went to “Koshien” on August 20th.

“Koshien” is a baseball stadium in West Japan, and every year it holds the National High School Baseball Championship. Watching the championship is one of the most popular traditions in summer in Japan.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the championship.
I was at the stadium watching the semi-final game.
And I went with my friend who I have not seen for 25 years!

My friend and her son came to see “Koshien” from Seattle.

Her son is 16 years old and a member of baseball team in high school in Seattle.
When we were watching the baseball game, we talked a lot about what happened in the last 25 years.

We were lucky enough to get some good seats under the roof. If we were not under the roof, I am sure that we would get some horrible sunburn.

My friend said that Japanese boys always run to their positions but American boys don’t run like that. They are more relaxed during the game. I guess it is just the difference in both cultures.

I will remember this day every summer.

We watched the two semi-final games.
“Kanaashi Nogyo”, which is my favorite team, and “Osaka Toin” got to the final. They would play against each other the next day.

My friend’s son’s prediction was that “Osaka Toin” would win. He watched the 2 games very well and could figure out their differences. Actually Osaka Toin defeated Kanaashi, 13-2, in the final.

I had an amazing time with them.
I will not forget this 100th anniversary “Koshien” and I will remember this day every summer.


↑4 of my relatives graduated from “Kanano”

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 yoko | 2018.08.30 21:25

金足農、決勝で負けちゃったけど、ピッチャー一人でよく頑張ったよね。
最期、交代してたけど。
交代した子も、よく頑張った。

大阪桐蔭、ほとんどの子がドラフト候補なんだってね。
強いわけだ。

nakoさんは、甲子園は初めてだったのかな。
準決勝の試合となったら、やっぱり野球の上手さが全然違うんだろうな。
それを間近で見るって、やっぱり迫力が違うと思います。
いい思い出が作れて良かったね。
(*^-^*)

nako nako | 2018.08.30 23:27

親戚の4人が金足農業の卒業生という情報を父から聞き、吉田君の応援に力が入ってしまいました。
秋田の公立高校が銀河系軍団に挑むストーリーが盛り上がり、「平成最後の百姓一揆」というフレーズもなかなかユニークでした。

高校野球の甲子園は2回目です。前回は4年くらい前だったかな。
応援合戦も見所です。

なんてったって100年記念の大会。お土産グッズは売り切ればかりでゲットできませんでした。

なにより、金足の海老反り校歌斉唱が生で見られて本当に良かったです!

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