NAGOYA, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 19:  The Chunichi Dragons player Masa Yamamoto meets fans at Nagoya Dome, on September 19, 2004 in Nagoya, Japan.The Chunichi Dragons and the Yomiuri Giants scheduled games for Saturday and Sunday were cancelled due to a players' strike. The Japan Professional Baseball Players Association decided to go on first strike September 18 and 19. The front-running Chunichi Dragons, who are closing in on their first CL championship in five years, were scheduled to play the second-place Yomiuri Giants in a three-game series at Nagoya Dome beginning Saturday.  (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)