Baseball 101

A group from the University of Missouri's Asian Affairs Center went to a Royals baseball game in Kansas City on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Many had never seen a baseball game before.

Feng Ye surveys the field at Kauffman Stadium before taking a picture on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Feng Ye, from Inner Mongolia, came to the US with a group of other Inner Mongolians to learn about local government and to experience American culture.

Yang Kyu Park, left, and Dae Sung Kim, right, both from South Korea, laugh while sitting in the upper deck of Kauffman Stadium.

Patrick Cirese, right, asks Geun Sook Yoon what country she is from during the Royals game. Yoon told him that she is visiting from South Korea.

Liu Haipeng, from Inner Mongolia, cheers after Royals player David DeJesus hit a walk-off home run in the 9th inning. Through a translator, Haipeng described his first baseball game, "I don't [understand] the rules, but I still feel it's very interesting." The hat Haipeng is wearing was a free give-away at the ballpark.

Liu Haipeng joins the crowd in cheering after Royals player David DeJesus hit a walk-off home run in the 9th inning.

Liu Haipeng, top left, and other fans exit Kauffman Stadium after a Royals game in Kansas City.