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So there we have it: the final of this year’s Summer Koushien tournament is just around the corner. And both semifinal games seemed to have been not as close as some other games this year. In fact the turnout was the same on both occasions. Identical results, although the runs were scored in different inning (duh!). Goro Shigeno of the 高校野球 Blog spoils us with the stats of the Best of 4 teams and it’s interesting to see that the teams who reached the final used their pitchers very differently. (more…)

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Things are drawing to a close at Koushien Stadium with the last two matches of the Best Of 8 round having been played today. Only three matches to go and I won’t be able to watch anything on those two days live since they will start when it’s the middle of the night over here in Europe. All that’s left for me is to check the scores when I wake up and when I did that today I was rather stunned. (more…)

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Following sports in these recent days can really become a hassle. That is if you are trying to catch everything that is on TV at the moment. The Olympics ruin my schedule completely as German TV has 5 different stations covering most of action going on. Unfortunately they only show sports which are of importance to German viewers, which means they only show sports in which German athletes have a chance for a shot at a medal. So there’s no baseball at all. (more…)

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One of the problems a fan of Japanese high school baseball faces in Germany is the time difference. There are no night games at Koushien, so most of the games take place in the middle of the night German time. Which means in order to get to see at least one game during the first few days of the tournament one has to wake up pretty early. Which was what I did yesterday and I was very pleased to find out that one of the powerhouses of high school baseball in Japan, Osaka Toin, had just started their game. (more…)

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