Buffaloes vs. Fighters at the Kyocera Osaka Dome, September 9, 2006

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The Osaka Dome, walking up from Dome-Mae station.

Banners of Nori Nakamura and Kazuhiro Kiyohara.

Coming up the stairway towards the dome.

Stands outside the dome selling merchandise.

People waiting to get into the stadium. (Cool dome reflection in the building behind.)

Water towers outside the stadium.

Over an hour before the game, and the Fighters outfield cheering section is already filled.

Osaka Dome infield.

Fighters oendan leaders get set up to start the cheering. Note the Matt Winters jersey :)

Oendan flag bearers.


Yu Darvish (from afar).

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