Life in Seika, Japan

Howdy there! My name is Kai and I am the Coordinator for International Relations in Seika Town, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Hopefully by reading this blog you all will get a good picture of what life is like in Seika town, and all the great things that happen down here.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Community Baseball Tournament

This past weekend there was a baseball tournament held in Seika for some of the teams from different towns in the area. The level of play is not that high and its mostly just for fun. Our team was comprised of government workers from the town of Seika. One of the other teams was the Farmers Association of Yamashiro town.

It was really nice weather that weekend so a lot of the player’s wives and kids all came out to watch and cheer on their fathers. The Seika Town team played on Saturday and Sunday. I played in the game on Sunday but missed the one on Saturday. One of the firemen from Seika almost made it into professional ball with the Hiroshima Carps so he is a really good pitcher. I heard that he throws between 130-140km/h which is way above the standard for the level of play in this tournament. I didn’t get the chance to see him pitch but I heard that he struck out almost every batter and only a couple people were even able to hit the ball. Also I heard that the day he pitched a lot of people came out just to watch since they all knew he almost went pro.

Unfortunately on the day I played we lost by one run, but it was still really fun to go out in the sun and play with my coworkers and see everyone having a good time.


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