Carp vs. Dragons at Hiroshima Municipal Stadium, September 8, 2006

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Hiroyuki Watanabe, he of the pigeon toes.

Alex Ochoa, coming in from the outfield.

The man, the myth, the legend, the 2006 CL MVP, Kosuke Fukudome.

Dragonbutt senior.

Kouhei Oda, backup catcher.

The Hiroshima Carp were brought to you by these sponsors: Cup of Noodles...

Carp fans gathering with their flags and such in the RF stands.

A smattering of Dragons fans gather in left.

A Hiroshima flag-waver.

There was a ceremony to give Shigenobu Shima an award, but I never caught what it was for.

Shigenobu Shima receives flowers as part of the award.

Shima goes back to a lineup of high-fives.

(c) Deanna Rubin 2006. All rights reserved, all lefties in the outfield.