Besuboru Like It Oughta Be

The Yomiuri Giants and Chunichi Dragons battled for Japan's Central League championship, while the Seibu Lions clinched a fifth Pacific League pennant.

Sunday: Jubilant Seibu players give their manager the traditional bumps after destroying the Kintetsu Buffaloes 8-2. Monday: Seibu (a chain of stores, not a city) celebrates with a one-day sale. Wednesday: Giants and Dragons still neck and neck. Thursday: A heart stopper. As their pitching collapses, the Giants lose to the Yakult Swallows 6-2. One astrologer, noting the position of Mars, sees the Giants victorious in Saturday's pennant-deciding showdown with the Dragons. Saturday: Giants win 6-3.

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