Dennis A. Amith

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The One about My New York Yankees Shrine, Part 1

When it comes to sports, if there was one team I show my strong affinity of fandom, it would be the New York Yankees. My home office is literally displaying my love for the New York Yankees. Was I always a New York Yankees fan growing up?  Growing up as a child in California, our exposure to baseball was Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, the Oakland Athletics or San Diego Padres fans. My dad […]

The One about Wayne Graczyk’s “Japan Pro Baseball Fan Handbook & Media Guide”

As a big fan of Japanese pro baseball (NPB – Nippon Professional Baseball), I’m often asked how one can get into Japanese baseball.  And most importantly, something they can follow because they can’t read or speak Japanese. I always recommend connecting with fans on the NPB Reddit site, where communication is primarily all in English. But there is one source that has always done a great job of getting me the information that I need […]

Travel Guide – Japan: The One about How to Watch Live Japanese Baseball Games During Your Visit to Japan

Between March through November in Japan, it’s baseball season. And baseball games in Japan are entertaining, lively and a different vibe than what one would experience in the United States.  As one friend would say, it’s like a baseball game and concert mushed into one. In Japan, the baseball teams are: Central League: Yomiuri Giants (Tokyo) Yakult Swallows (Tokyo) Hiroshima Carp (Hiroshima) Hanshin Tigers (Osaka) DeNa Yokohama Baystars (Yokohama) Chunichi Dragons (Nagoya) Pacific League: Nippon […]

The One about the Tokyo Yakult Swallows Store

Quite often, when you visit a home team’s stadium, there is an official store located right at the stadium. But for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, since their stadium is one of the oldest active stadiums in the world, the official good store is located a few blocks from the stadium. For those not familiar with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, the team is a Central League baseball team that is based in Tokyo and is rivals […]

The One about Meiji Jingu Stadium

In 1926, Meiji Jingu Stadium opened in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. While many college baseball games are played at this stadium, including leagues such as the Tokyo Big6 Baseball League and the Tohto University Baseball League, the stadium is best known as the home stadium for the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) Central League team, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. The stadium is the second oldest baseball stadium after the Hanshin Tigers Koshien Stadium in Osaka, Meiji Jingu […]