Rakuten Eagles Start 2021 Season with Pitch to Return to No.1 in Japan!

April 14, 2021
by RNN

We joined the Rakuten Eagles fans to watch the long-awaited opening game of the season at the team's home stadium! In contrast to last year's spectator-less season opener, the game was held in front of cheering fans, with attendance limited to under 15,600 as a coronavirus countermeasure. It was the first competitive game under new General Manager Kazuhisa Ishii, who could celebrate an impressive victory, and a great start to the season! RNN spoke to Rakuten Eagles fans, getting their thoughts on the return of star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka 10 years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake that struck the region, and feeling their passionate support for the team to win the national championship!

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