2011 Climax Series Final Stage Schedule

It’s now time to decide who will move on to the 2011 Japan Series. The schedule for the final stage of the Climax Series is set to go a little something like this (scroll down for the Pacific League schedule):

Central League

2nd place Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs 1st place Chunichi Dragons

GameDateDayTime
1Nov. 2nd, 2011Wednesday6 PM
2Nov. 3rd 2011Thursday6 PM
3Nov. 4th 2011Friday6 PM
4Nov. 5th 2011Saturday6 PM
5Nov. 6th 2011Sunday6 PM
6Nov. 7th 2011Monday6 PM

All games will be played at Nagoya Dome, home of the Chunichi Dragons.

*As 2011 Central League champions, Chunichi enters the best of seven series with a one game advantage. In other words, just pretend that the Dragons and Swallows already played the first game and that the Dragons won. Yes, we agree that it’s stupid.

Pacific League

3rd place Saitama Seibu Lions vs 1st place Fukuoka Softbank Hawks

GameDateDayTime
1Nov. 3rd 2011Thursday6 PM
2Nov. 4th 2011Friday6 PM
3Nov. 5th 2011Saturday1 PM
4Nov. 6th 2011Sunday1 PM
5Nov. 7th 2011Monday6 PM
6Nov. 8th 2011Tuesday6 PM

All games will be played at Yahoo Dome, home of the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks.

*As 2011 Pacific League champions, Fukuoka enters this best of seven series with a one game advantage. In other words, just pretend that the Hawks and Lions already played the first game and that the Hawks won. Therefore, they already lead the series 1-0.

About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo's more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it's a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini