And now, with her U. The challenge for the JWBL is to attract more attention. Cooper, executive editor of Baseball America magazine. Nikkan Sports on Sept. It is a well-established phenomenon that Japanese children overseas, if absent from Japanese primary or secondary schooling for even a short time, can face ethnic and cultural displacement when they return.
Not to mention expectation.
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While Kato switched back, a lack of opportunities in baseball leads many young women, in and outside Japan, to remain in softball. Kato has been the source of some of that exposure. And as her stature rose, in came the lucrative sponsorships. The league has taken a number of steps toward widening its appeal, including working with NPB clubs on occasion. I also agree that Williams had every right to protest her treatment by a heavy-handed umpire. The Hall made the announcement Monday.