Springtime is quickly approaching here at Smith’s School of English in Fukushima! For many people, that means warm weather, cherry blossoms, and a new beginning to the fiscal year. Those things are nice, but springtime for me means a fresh start to the baseball season.
As a person from Michigan, I’m a staunch supporter of the Detroit Tigers. They are the Major League Baseball team from my home state. Last year, they went to the American League Champion Series, but lost to the eventual World Series winners: The Boston Red Sox. I dislike the Red Sox. Two years ago, the Tigers went to the World Series, but lost to the San Francisco Giants. I really dislike the Giants. This year, they have replaced their manager and improved their team, so I am looking forward to returning to the World Series, but this time to win!
Due to my love for the Detroit Tigers, moving to Kansai and also falling in love with the Hanshin Tigers was easy. I LOVE ALL TIGERS! However, the Japanese Giants are a difficult opponent for the Japanese Tigers. The Yomiuri Giants are Nippon Pro Yakyu’s all-time best team. I think most people from Kansai, especially here in Osaka near Smith’s School of English in Fukushima, are eternal supporters of the Hanshin Tigers, even though they have a hard time defeating their rivals from Tokyo. I hope this upcoming season is more successful for the Tigers. I will definitely catch a game at Koshien Stadium this year. How about you? Which team do you support?