Japanese Baseball Loves Its Fan

A Japanese baseball fan was allowed to see a Yomiuri Giants baseball game inside the Tokyo Dome – alone – during one of their recent home games. She was literally the only fan in attendance for the game. The Giants probably made her sit in the nosebleed section.

One lucky baseball fan was taken inside the otherwise empty Tokyo Dome for Yomiuri Giants’ win on Tuesday via a monitor mounted on a robot she controlled from home.

Nippon Professional Baseball teams have begun their season without fans in stadia due to restrictions implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19, yet 14-year-old Futaba Tsuchiya was given special access via the monitor.

Tsuchiya also interviewed two Giants players and spoke to cheerleaders as she toured the 55,000 capacity Tokyo Dome.

One fan in attendance. Well, that’s more than the Miami Marlins see on an average day.