JEF UNITED – Yikes. Seven straight J. League defeats and now JEF United Chiba is short of a manager. Josip Kuze was fired yesterday, just a day after losing 3-0 to Urawa Reds. They only have two points from the opening 10 matches this season. I was lucky enough to catch the game they tied but they totally could have won that game. (Just like Lotte’s game last night!)
LOTTE MARINES – Last Thursday’s hometown game was a blast! The weather was cooperating and there was a good crew. I wish I took pictures to show how much fun it was. I hope more and more people will come out and enjoy the game from the “stand deck” section!!
(The really strange thing about the “stand deck” is that they don’t really want you to stand there… some of the staff were giving us the evil eye but they learned not to bug a bunch of happy gaijin.)
My childhood friend from B.C. (that’s British Columbia, Canada) is coming out to Chiba tonight and tomorrow. We will be hitting up the Lotte vs Rakuten game tomorrow night. Hope the weather cooperates!