Daily Archives: November 10, 2008

Seibu Lions Clinch Japan Series

Seibu Lions Japan Series 2008Congratulations to the Seibu Lions, who clinched the Japan Series for the first time in four years last night against the Yomiuri Giants. The win completed a comeback from 3-2 down in the series and came at the Giants home ground of Tokyo Dome. After the game, the team gave the traditional “do-age” to portly manager Watanabe Hisanobu, though they clearly had less trouble with young pitcher Kishi Takayuki (photo), who won two games and was chosen as series MVP. Among the celebrity Lions fans joining the celebrations were actress Yoshinaga Sayuri (63), who attended game 3 of the series, and singer Matsuzaki Shigeru (58), who sang the team’s theme song for this season.