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Baseball Christmas 2009 in Biwako – Kusatsu

by on Nov.26, 2009 @ 12:38 am, under NPB

This year's Baseball Christmas event will take place on December 6th at Ritsumeikan University (Biwako Campus) in Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture.

A schedule list of events:

Outdoor Events

Brass band parade
Opening ceremonies
"How to play catch" class
"Let's play baseball" for preschool children
Play catch with current baseball players
Mini batting and base running classes
Experience what it means to be a pro
Various performances on the outdoor stage
Best Nine selected by the players

Indoor Events

Behind-the-scenes: the pennant races
What does baseball mean for Kansai
Q&A for baseball players
Various talk events
Health and Sports Sciences Department opening ceremony lecture
Women's Only: Christmas Party with the players
Various exhibition displays

Players that will be attending (there will be about 30 players in all):

Yomiuri Giants

Norihito Kaneto
Hayato Sakamoto
Daisuke Nakai

Chunichi Dragons

Masahiko Morino
Masaaki Koike
Hiroki Nakagawa

Yakult Swallows

Masanori Ishikawa
Shohei Tateyama

Hanshin Tigers

Takahiro Arai
Takashi Toritani
Yuya Nohara

Hiroshima Carp

Yuki Saito
Yoshikazu Kura

Yokohama Bay Stars

Kentaro Kuwahara
Yuta Sekiguchi

Nippon Ham Fighters

Naoki Miyanishi
Hichori Morimoto

Rakuten Eagles

Kohei Hasebe
Hisashi Kitani

Softbank Hawks

Kenji Ohtonari
Kenta Nakanishi
Nobuhiro Matsuda

Seibu Lions

Ryoma Nogami
Takumi Kuriyama

Chiba Lotte Marines

Yuta Ohmine
Masahiko Tanaka

Orix Buffaloes

Kazuki Kondo
Masanobu Ohkubo
Keiji Ohbiki

Other

Old-timers
Pacific League and Central League active umps

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Baseball Christmas will take place on December 6th (Sunday) between 10am and 5pm.  General admission is free, but there may be some events that cost money.