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07 April 2009 @ 10:04 am
Go Go Rakuten Eagles!  
They can't possibly be good this year... Can they?
In the mood: optimisticoptimistic
(Anonymous) on April 7th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
Rakuten Eagles
Rakuten has been amazingly good this year (4 strait wins so far)!
It is very unusual for the team, which is basically considered a local team and "O-nimotsu" or a burden on the Japanese professional leagues, even among the less popular Pacific League. (I hate to say, but Rakuten used to be just like the Colorado Rockies).
But thanks to some star players, Rakuten is doing well this year.
If you want to see them and experience the atmosphere, go to Sendai, their hometown!

Douglas Triggs: rakuten eaglesdoubt72 on April 7th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Rakuten Eagles
Well, they've steadily improved every year (which isn't so many, so yes, very much like the early days of the Rockies).

I adopted them because I was in Sendai on or about opening day in 2007, and everyone was so enthusiastic that I had to pick them as my team.