Just a few notes from yesterday's Championship Parades held by the Yomiuri Giants and Nippon Ham Fighters.
Hokkaido Shimbun released a special extra edition of their newspaper yesterday to commemorate the Fighters' parade. They handed out 50,000 copies.
About 111,000 fans showed up for the Fighters' parade on Sunday. That's about a 30,000 increase over the 82,000 that watched the parade in 2007.
The temperature during the Fighters' parade was about 4 degrees Celsius.
About 340,000 showed up for the Giants' parade on Sunday. That's a drop from 400,000 in 2002 and 360,000 in 2000. There were also 2,351 security guards along the 3.1km long parade route. The parade also moved at a speed of about 5km/h.