RENI's husband played against Masahiro Tanaka.

There are 12 professional baseball teams in Japan. That means there are six games to open the season.

This year, only one of those games started a day earlier than the other five, on 30 March.

The reason for this is that the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters have built a new stadium (ESCON Field), which was also unveiled.

The opening ceremony of the new stadium was held at the opening game on 30 March, and the first pitch was thrown by Kuriyama, the former manager of the Nippon Ham Fighters and the man who led Japan to victory in the WBC this year.

The catcher in this memorable match was Shingo USAMI, RENI's husband.

His opponent was Masahiro Tanaka, the ace of the Rakuten Golden Eagles, for whom the MCZ, including RENI, had sung and cheered.

In this game, which attracted the attention of the Mononofus, Masahiro Tanaka pitched very well and the Fighters lost 3-1, failing to open the season in the new stadium.

The Fighters won their second game of the year today to celebrate the opening of their new stadium, but the catcher was not USAMI.

There are more eyes on the NPB this year. We look forward to it.