Yankees Who?

For the first time in something close to 50 years, the New York Yankees came to play in Japan [and the drug some team from Tampa Bay along with them as well]. They came to play a game against the Yomuri Giants, then the Hanshin Tigers, and then two games against the T.B. Devil Rays. After easily dispatching of the Giants with a 6-2 victory (largely in part to former Giants star Hideki Matsui's 3 scores) the Yankees weren't too concerned with my Hanshin Tigers, despite the Tigers finishing with a 7-7 tie against the Devil Rays. But when the battle of the pinstripes took place, instead of the cakewalk they expected, the Yankees got a bowl full of comeupits instead. The Hanshin Tigers beat the Evil Empire and all was right with the world.

--------------1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 - R H E
N Y Yankees 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 2 - 7 11 0
Hanshin Tigers 0 7 0 0 1 3 0 0 x - 11 19 1

Foreign players like George Arias (who got a 3 run homer, pictured on left) helped the Tigers to victory. But this wasn't some remake of the Mr. Baseball movie, even without Arias's HR the Tigers still would have beaten the N.Y. Yankees (and Hideki Matsui along with them) 8-7. Actually, I think the Tigers catcher, Yano had the best play. He hit an inside the park Home Run!

The Evil Empire (aka NYY) are historically the best team in baseball, whereas the Tigers are pretty much the exact opposite. But on March 29th, 2004 in Tokyo Japan David once again laid the smack down on Goliath's roody poo candy ass. And Tiger fans like myself couldn't help but rejoice.

Also updated today there's info about a new PUFFY cartoon that'll air soon in the states, also a new interest (Gloomy) was added to my interest page, and a new picture to my picture's page.


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