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Japanese majors have first ever earthquake-related cancellation
2008-06-14 20:16
by Bob Timmermann

Although Japan is one of the most active seismic areas in the world, the Japanese major leagues have never had to postpone a game because of a quake. However, a 6.8 earthquake in the Tohoku region of Honshu (NE Japan) forced the postponement of Saturday's interleague game between the Yomiuri Giants and the Rakuten Eagles in Sendai.

Although the Eagles home stadium, Kleenex Stadium, was undamaged, but local authorities were worried that further aftershocks would disrupt transportation to and from the game.

Sunday's game will likely be postponed. The games will be made up some time. Even if they don't affect the standings.

Back on May 26, 2003, a game I attended in Chiba was delayed for a minute as a strong earthquake (with an epicenter far north of where I was) rolled through the stadium. It seemed only to be felt by the spectators, not the players or umpires.


2008-06-14 20:53:26
1.   DougS
Yup, you'd think that it would take something as bad as the old Irwin Shaw disaster flick to get the Japanese to cancel a game because of earthquake. But I hear that over 150 aftershocks have been reported, so I guess I can understand their caution.

Heard that a hot springs resort got flattened; goodness knows I'd love to visit an onsen one of these days, but I'd rather not be lounging naked in a pool of hot water when the Big One hits right under me.

2008-06-14 21:06:56
2.   fordprefect
My family still won't believe me --about Kleenex Stadium that is.

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