National Geographic’s Andrew Evans who you can follow on twitter @WheresAndrew documents his journey to Japan and his visit to the Saitawa Seibug Lions vs Tohoko Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball game. It’s pretty cool. Evans does a great job of highlighting the similarities of the Japanese baseball fan experience to that of the American version and shows how baseball helps as a moral boost following the devastating earthquake earlier this year. There are some great clips of the awesome cheers that go on during each game as well as a look at the beer girls who go around the stadium with a keg of beer on their back.
The Korean Baseball Organization is outdrawing some major league teams it would appear. Check out the two videos below from a game earlier this month between the Doosan Bears and the LG Twins. A pretty packed house full of thunderstick pounding fans react to a play on the field and sing-a-long to some music in the first video, and a group of dugout cheerleaders get the crowd fired up in the second video. It’s amazing how into it the baseball fans are and it looks like it would be a ton of fun to see a game in Korea.