I don't know why other people here in Japan continue to like them, but I for one enjoy their crazy fans as well as the crazy story about the "Curse Of Colonel Sanders" [if interested in reading about that story CLICK HERE].
I, like Babe Ruth before me, have been to Koshien Stadium (where the Tigers play). I enjoyed watching the last place Tigers defeat the 1st place Yakult Swallows (who ended up winning the Japan Series that year) in my first outing. Now I'm ready to go back and enjoy some more of the Hansin fans craziness.
I'm sure I haven't done a very good job of explaing why I like the Hanshin Tigers as much as I do, but since I'm not usually a baseball fan in any way, shape, or form that's not too suprising. I think it all boils down to the KFC thing though and the fact that Hanshin's fans are the craziest fans I've ever run across (which makes for an exciting ballpark atmosphere).
Hanshin Tigers Page (English)
Tigers Fan Page (Englsih)
Official Hanshin Tigers Page (Japanese)
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