What you'll find on Storybook Days

The Home page displays all my musings on life in Japan and a few other things (baseball and children's books are distinct possibilities). For highlights only: "A Day in the Life (edited)." "Tabemono (Food)" is exactly that. "Big in Japan" is my completely biased and oversimplified list of what is popular in Japan, and "Kimono Count" is a day-by-day record of the people I see in traditional dress. "Editor's Delight" catalogs the unintentionally amusing and apparently quite complicated world of Japanese-English translation. "Uncle Tucker" tracks our sightings of a certain cat following us around Japan.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

M-E-T-S: Mets, Mets, Mets!

A little something for all you Mets fans out there...spotted this yesterday at the Shibuya Station on the Metro:

A little research revealed that it is nothing fancy;  just a nice, practical hotel chain in Japan.  Kind of fitting, dontchyathink?

Further proof that the Mets are everywhere:

Frank claims that "technically," this soda is called Metso, though it looks, at first glance, like it's just Mets.  I choose to believe it says "Mets-0!"  Besides, it's a cola made by a beer company with a baseball name.  Just too many coincidences not to have some deeper, more spiritual baseball connection.

Thank God for MLB.com--keeping us connected on the other side of the world.  Though to be honest, I find it less fun (and educational) to watch than when it's on SNY with Gary, Keith and Ron.  Keith Hernandez knows the game like no other, and I just love how he always gives a shout out to "all you kids who are watching" when there is a teachable moment.  He's a true master of the game.  If you want to learn how baseball is played, watch while these three are calling the game.  And just FYI, in case you are wondering, if the Mets win today (Chris Young is pitching), our scrappy merry-go-round of minor leaguers and veterans will be in first place.  OH OH OH...the pinch hitter, Jordani Valdespin, who got called up recently, just hit a pinch-hit home run!  Gotta go finish watching the game...Mets-O!