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Two years ago on Round and Square (9 June 2011)—Living and Learning: Finding the Way
|[a] Individual and Society RF|
Fly to base, Suzuki!
(Suzuki is a common surname, like "Jones")
And in order to let 'er rip (and fly to base), the batter needs a pitch to hit.
|[b] Accurate RF|
There is more, though. Apparently, the umpires are a little more generous with pitches over the "corners." This is one of the bits of pitching skill (and lore) that everyone who watches the game comes to appreciate. You don't just lob a pitch over the plate (unless you want to see a big-leaguer knock it out of the park and jog slowly around the bases (quietly mocking you, as you see it). No, you try to "hit the corners." For that, you need accuracy.
And you also need the umpire to call it a strike.
In Japan, the "corners" seem to belong to the pitcher, while—in general—the strike zone itself is smaller.
Baseball and beuboro. おんなじじゃありません.
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|[c] Strike zone RF|