On September 14th, I went to a Japanese baseball game. The game was between the Yokohama Bay Star and the Hiroshima Tigers.
This baseball game was very much different from the baseball games I've been to in the United States. In America, baseball games are held in huge stadiums, and a lot of excited, loud fans attend. At the baseball game in Yokohama, the stadium was much smaller, and the fans were very tame compared to the fans in the states. Instead of loudly cheering and making noise like we do in the states, the fans at the Yokohama game were using quiet and respectful noise makers and rarely verbally cheered.
I noticed that there were mostly attractive young women selling beer and food to people in the stadium. In the states, I noticed that the people selling drinks and food in the stadium are men. An interesting side note is one of my friends gave the girl he bought a beer from a 100 yen tip. The girl got very excited and was very appreciative. This made me think of the tipping customs here, versus the states.
A lot of families were at the game with young children. The children seemed very excited to be there and one young boy even exclaimed to me, "Bay Stars?!" And I replied, "Hai, Bay Stars!" He was very excited.
A lot of elements were the same as in the states. You could buy food, merchandise, there was a bit of a half-time show, and excited fans.