What an incredible atmosphere at the stadium for the final WBC game between Japan & Korea. Korea had the most fans but Japan also represented very well. The home team was Korea but Japan had the Dodger side. Yesterday’s game Japan was the home team using the Dodger dugout and USA was the visiting team.
The Japanese fans kept chanting “NIPON” (Japan) clap clap
The Koreans fans kept chanting ” DAE HAN MIN GU” (Korea) clap clap (haha one word was put as *** so I edited)
There were several drums at different levels starting the chant.
Here Sunset Blvd with the WBC banner.
The Japanese dugout side
Here’s the Korean dugout side & also meet my Korean friend. Edit to add: Note her hat has Chan Ho’s Park’s #61, a pin with his picture and in the back of her hat says “Parks” She also owns a Chan Ho Park jesrey.
I loved this girl’s enthusiasm for her team. I thought she was going to pee in her pants everytime Ichiro-san came to the plate. She went by herself to the game and she stayed until the final ceremonies were done.
here is a pic of the final ceremony. The Korean players had already been given the silver medals and they are giving the Japanese players are receiving the gold medals.
Attendance for the final WBC game: 53,846! A new record!
3/26/09 Correction: Attendance 54,846. Thanks Malleycat!