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Japan All-High School Baseball Team takes in a Dodgers’ game

by on Sep.03, 2009 @ 4:47 pm, under High School

The Japan All-High School baseball team managed to get on the field at Dodgers Stadium on the 8/2, prior to the start of the Dodgers - D-backs game, to watch pre-game practice.  They also had a chance to meet up with Hiroki Kuroda.

Chukyodai Chukyo's Shota Dobayashi took one look at the Dodger's Stadium and said, "It's huge. This is obviously the Majors." When asked what kinds of things he was going to focus in on during the game, Dobayashi said, "Everyone's individual at bats. I want to have some fun while studying up on the game."

The Japan All-High School baseball team is currently visiting the US to play a few games.  There currently schedule is as follows:

Date Time Game # Teams Venue
9/3 16:00 Exhibition Japan vs RBI Compton
9/5 13:00 Game 2 Japan vs Urban Youth Academy Compton
9/6 13:00 Game 2 Japan vs Urban Youth Academy Compton
9/7 13:00 Game 3 Japan vs Urban Youth Academy Compton

You can see the full rosters for Japan here.

=== Update 9/3 @ 5:17pm JST

Looks like MLB.com has some coverage of the event as well.

This year the annual U.S.-Japan All-Star series has returned to the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy and on Wednesday, Urban Youth Academy players and players from the Japan High School Baseball Federation took in a game at Dodger Stadium.