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Posted by on Mar 26, 2008 in Media, Society | 0 comments

Japanese Ballplayers Could Win Deportment Prize

Washington Post: Japan’s Starry Gems of the Diamond

Because of the Big Three, 550 American baseball games a year are broadcast on television here. About 300 of them are carried without commercial interruption, allowing Japanese viewers to gaze between innings at their beloved stars as they sit quietly in the dugout or stand around on the field. These players, unlike their American counterparts, are rarely caught on camera spitting, picking their noses or scratching themselves in manly places.

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