Swallows vs. Bay Stars at Meiji Jingu Stadium, September 14, 2006

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Swallows players start their group warmups.

A flock of Swallows.

Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4.

Riggs and Ramirez.

Jingu Stadium staff also hustles during pregame.

Hajime Miki.

Ryuji Miyade!

Mitsuru Manaka.

Miyade, standing too close for my zoom lens.

Manaka, playing catch in the outfield.

Riggs and Suzuki taking grounders at first.

Hiroyasu Tanaka, trying out as "Swallowbutt".

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