Wednesday, September 22, 2010
More local heroes and the Autumn moon
This time it's a Taiwanese player on the Chūnichi Dragons 中日ドラゴンズ:
CHEN CAGES TIGERS AS DRAGONS CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT
(Kyōdō News 共同通信社 article by way of Japan Today http://www.japantoday.com/category/sports/view/chen-cages-tigers-as-dragons-clinch-playoff-spot)
"NAGOYA 名古屋 — Chen Wei-yin チェン・ウェイン baffled the Hanshin Tigers 阪神タイガーズ over eight shutout innings, helping the Chūnichi Dragons secure a place in the Climax Series クライマックスシリーズ with a 3-0 win in the Central League セントラル・リーグ Tuesday. Chūnichi became the first team from either league to reach the postseason. In the opener of a crucial three-game series at Nagoya Dome ナゴヤドーム, Chen (13-10) rolled to his 13th victory of the season, holding Hanshin to four hits and two walks in a 127-pitch effort as the Dragons moved 2-1/2 games ahead of the second-place Tigers."
A Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to one and all. Expect a lot of smoky skies this evening from all the barbecuing!
UPDATE: We headed over to the Mala Bay water amusement park this afternoon to take advantage of the fine weather, using the rain check we were given when our last visit there came to a premature end due to a nasty thunder/lightning storm.
The view from the water park looking towards Houli (Kōri) 后理:
After we were done having fun in the wave pool, playing in the bumper boats, riding down some slides and taking it easy inner tubing down a "river", we changed back into our street clothes, and checked out the harvest moon in the sky:
Back home, we had just enough time to have fun with some sparklers before it was time for Amber to hit the sack. It's a school day tomorrow!: