I have heard that the Japanese game is more technical and less powerful than the American one. For example unless they are in a tight game, if there is a man on first with one or no outs, the next batter will bunt. Even in normal season games I have seen teams call in a pitcher just to strike out one guy and then change him out again. Games also take f o r e v e r and since Japan has something like 10 chanels (unless you get cable or something), and the games are carried on at least two of them at the same time, a game on TV can really mess up your primetime viewing schedule. If you don't like baseball of course.