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The first thing the hero, or heroes, of a Seibu Lions home victory does is stand on a makeshift podium near the Lions dugout and conduct an interview that is broadcast on the Seibu Dome P.A. system for fans to hear.

Then, there are mascots to be held and guts poses to be made as the cameras roll, and finally the trek back to the clubhouse up a long, green staircase — this immediately after a long game, mind you — with cheering fans lined up on both sides.

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