The average price of land per tsubo is over 6 million yen, and the price of a condominium unit for sale ranges from 200 to 700 million yen. A one-box hired car pulls into this mind-bogglingly upscale residential area. The hired car stopped in front of a stately, low-rise residence. As the driver stood outside the car, the sliding door swung open and a man of imposing stature alighted.
He was Tomoyuki Sugano, 33, the ace of the Giants.
A beautiful woman with medium-length, close-cropped hair got out of the car. After bowing to the hired car, she rushed to Kanno. The two women headed toward the entrance of the residence, cuddling up to each other.
The automatic lock was unlocked by a beautiful woman with medium-length hair.
It was the day after his first start of the season against Softbank, in which he allowed four hits and two runs over five innings to earn his first win.
She was not defeated by manager Hara’s verbal abuse.
In his 11th year as a professional pitcher, Sugano had his sights set on this season. Over the past few years, he has been plagued by repeated failures in his elbow, lower back, and lower body, and he has truly been wounds all over his body. I reviewed my physical condition and form. In the off-season, he took a group of young pitchers to Hawaii and Miyakojima Island, where the weather was warmer, for an extended period of voluntary training. He regained the speed of his fastball and the sharpness of his slider. ……
He was considered to be one of the starting pitchers for the season opener, but a strained elbow during the opening game, coupled with a strained neck, caused him to drop out of the second team.
Manager Tatsunori Hara (64), who was suffering from “pitching breakdowns,” said, “I interviewed [Kanno] and asked him about it,
I asked manager Tatsunori Hara, 64, who was suffering from “pitching troubles,” “Why don’t you go and interview (Kanno)? What are you doing? He said, “What are you doing? He started training in December, but it’s almost June now.
He was even “shot down” by the press. However, Kanno overcame this challenge.
He was supported by his pitching coach, Yasuo Kubo (65), who worked closely with him to check and correct technical problems. And then there was the beautiful woman who looked like Fuka Koshiba.
She is a general woman in her mid-20s, and we have been dating for about a year now. They met when Kanno was having a hard time because he was having trouble throwing the ball, and it was a good thing that she had nothing to do with the baseball world. I think she was able to relax mentally because she didn’t have to bring baseball into her home. I heard that she saves her work as much as possible and takes care of herself devotedly, including cooking and washing clothes.
When you saw Kanno back on the mound for the first team, did you think he had lost weight? Actually, he has lost 3 to 4 kg from his previous weight. She reviewed her weight training and diet, and modified her body so that she could maximize her output without putting a burden on her body. She must have contributed greatly to that as well.
Kanno used to live in a single-family house that he built in his mid-20s, but he moved out when he started dating her.
There were occasions when they would go for a drive together on their days off, but even after Sugano left for practice a little after 8:00 a.m., she would stay at the Residence and go shopping and other activities. Does the fact that she comes and goes from the residence without the room owner’s presence mean that the two are already living together?
We directly interviewed Kanno on her way home from training.
–Friday. Congratulations on your resurrection star in your first appearance of the season.
Thank you.” …… anything going on?”
–I saw that you and Mr. A are getting along well. You live together, don’t you?
“Eh,…… no, we don’t live together. I’m sorry, I can’t say anything about it.”
–Do you plan to get married?
I am sorry. That too …….”
–I understand. Please lead the team to an upset victory.
On June 12, when this magazine witnessed them returning home, Sugano said in front of the press at the Giants stadium, “I was happy only until yesterday. I’m going to work hard to get ready for my next start today,” he said emphatically.
The Giants’ mainstay, now that he has a reliable “wife,” holds the key to a counterattack.
From the July 14-21, 2023 issue of FRIDAY
PHOTO： Keisuke Nishi