Time for a virtual shopping spree of the weirdest souvenirs from Hanshin Koshien Stadium
The weirdest merch from Hanshin Koshien Stadium
While Yasiel Puig jerseys and Japan All-Star Series coffee mugs were available for sale at Koshien Stadium's gift shops on Tuesday, most shelf space was reserved for the park's standard array of Hanshin Tigers trinkets and tchotchkes.
Of course, typical souvenirs in Japan are a little different from what you'd find in most MLB stadiums. Let's take a look at some of the strangest take-homes available during Tuesday night's exhibition game between the MLB All-Stars and a combined team of Tigers and Yomiuri Giants players:
Does "Hip Touch" refer to a pair of Siamese twins who also form a dominant lefty-righty bullpen combo, or was something lost in translation here?
For the fan who doesn't have time to change between important business meetings and the game's first pitch, there are these Tigers stockings.
This is a pink hat that depicts pitcher Matsuda Ryoma wearing a black hat that includes Mickey Mouse ears:
Want to support your favorite team but also hate having wet fingers? We recommend a Tigers player hand towel -- complete with height, weight, birthday and hometown.
Never give up. Always finish what you start. Go the distance. Let's complete, indeed.
Hello Kitty headband, because obviously.
MLB fans visiting Koshien in search of Matt Murton memorabilia will find no shortage of options. The former Cub, Athletic and Rockie, who broke Ichiro's single-season Japan hits record in 2010, has his own 'Merica hat:
And a mini tote bag:
And, naturally, a personalized hand towel: