I didn't get too many in-game action shots during the game since I was distracted by both the activity in Japan's bullpen, but also with all the kids running around.
In any case, here they are:
Player introductions. Kimio Watanabe #3 bumping hands with Daichi Suzuki #5
Shota Koike #22, the catcher.
The scoreboard: starting line-ups and presiding umps.
Kimio Watanabe #3 diving back in before the tag.
Kisho Kagami #18 is going over things with his catcher during a bullpen session.
Yuki Saito #1. It was amazing how many people started coming over to the stands near the bullpen. And it was hilarious when the kids started asking Saito if he had a handkerchief on him. The crowd got so ridiculously large that the players had to laugh.
Kisho Kagami #18 gets the call.
It was pretty amazing watching Tomoyuki Sugano #11 throw right in front of me. And just like Tatsuya Oishi last night, you can really here his fastball.
Game over. Players celebrate.
A shot at the final scoreboard.
To see the rest of the images (including these, there are about 53 of them), check out my WUBC: Japan vs China album at Picasa.