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Going to See a Game?

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Going to See a Game?
So, my wife and I are hoping to go see the Swallows play the Tigers on opening weekend, but I am remembering the story I heard my friend tell about the Japanese guy that went to a game in the States. He was lost; he didn't know what shirt to wear, if he should wear a hat, if he should take a glove, and the list went on.

I've got nothing. I've been living in Japan for two years now, and haven't really gotten into NPB, so I don't have any of the "gear" that I imagine one would normally take to a game--even my glove is back in the U.S.

I guess my question is: are nihonjin generally that anal-retentive about the smallish details, or is there enough leeway that I could get away with wearing whatever I pull out of the closet?
Re: Going to See a Game?
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Mar 26, 2013 10:57 PM | YBS Fan ]

Considering that most people who go to a game are going directly from work in their suits and ties, it really doesn't matter what you wear (so long as it isn't the opposition's apparel in the Hanshin oendan).

Do you have reserved seats in the infield or outfield general admission? The experience will be totally different between the two. But nothing but a good, open attitude is required. Just go and enjoy yourself.

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