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With the Tigers in serious trouble- already having lost twice this weekend to the Yokohama Baystars- I at least had some consolation from my “local” baseball team, the Doosan Bears, who I saw beat the Hanwha Eagles 4-3 at Jamsil Stadium on Saturday. This time I got into the songs and general atmosphere a lot more- it was a slow game until Hanwha took the lead at the top of the fifth. Doosan responded immediately though, with a single and a two-run homer from ace slugger Kim Dong Ju getting us the win.

At least Hanshin triumphed today- a 12-4 victory over Yokohama that possibly sounds more impressive than it was. The Yokohama pitching was poor, and serious doubts remain over Mayumi’s capabilities as a manager. Still, as with any good fan, 応援しなければならない- you have to keep on giving your support!