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Two years ago on Round and Square (12 June 2011)—Hurtin' Country: Nobody's Home
|[a] Individual and Society RF|
Fly to base, Suzuki!
(Suzuki is a common surname, like "Jones")
And when a player in the Japanese major leagues lets one rip (and flies to base), the cheers go up from the stands.
And that's not all. If you have watched American baseball in the major leagues, there is one thing in Japan that you will find a little disconcerting.
|[b] Cheers balloon RF|
It's not as though Americans have never seen it. It's just that they've never seen it at a professional baseball game.
That would be the cheerleaders.
Yes. Baseball cheerleaders.
How it all works will be the subject of future posts this month. For now, just ponder the image of cheerleaders in foul territory, keeping up the spirits of the faithful.
Trent Lott never saw this one coming.
[If you don't read Japanese, but want to have some sense of the Japanese kana and kanji in these posts, just copy the phrases and paste them into translation software such as Babylon or Google Translate].
|[c] Cheerful leading RF|