Hideki Matsui, a right-handed hitter (NJ.com, a New York media outlet)
“Sign Saint Thayer!” (White Sox website, “Sox Machine.”) (Sox Machine, the White Sox website, likened to the manga Saint Seiya.)
The U.S. media is already getting excited about Seiya Suzuki, 27, of Hiroshima, who began online negotiations with all 30 major league teams via posting on November 24 (Japan time). In this season’s transfer market, where outfielders in particular have been conspicuously absent, Suzuki, who has hit 20 or more home runs and batted .300 for six straight years, is a valuable asset. It’s a good thing he’s a good player,” said Blevins, who has 101 holds in the majors.
I’m not sure what to make of that. There are a lot of teams lining up to pay a lot of money for him.
The teams reportedly interested in acquiring him are the Nationals, Mariners, Rangers, Giants, and Mets ……, who are struggling without their right-handed cannon. There is a possibility that more than 10 teams will come forward. However, Suzuki has one major flaw that he admits to.
I can hardly speak English,” he said. His father, Mr. Muneto, is a strict man, and he set up a practice field at home to make Suzuki a first-class player. His father, Muneto, was a strict man and set up a practice field at home to make Suzuki a top player. He gave him strict instructions. Since they lived in Machiya, Arakawa Ward, Tokyo, the same place as the setting of the manga “The Star of the Yomiuri Giants,” they were introduced as the “Heisei no hoshi oyako (father and son)” in a TV variety show.
Because of his father’s guidance, Suzuki doesn’t have many memories of studying at home. Naturally, he cannot speak English. When he experienced the world stage as a member of Samurai Japan and became aware of the major leagues, he sometimes said to those around him, “I don’t want to regret it. As he experienced the world stage as a member of Samurai Japan and became more and more aware of the majors, he would sometimes say to those around him, “It’s no use regretting it, but I should have studied …….” (Sports reporter)
Suzuki’s idea of a “universal language
However, Suzuki is said to have a secret plan to facilitate communication with major leaguers. In an interview with “Sports Nippon” (November 23), Suzuki said the following.
I’m going to say a lot of dirty talk. I’m going to say a lot of vulgar stuff, because vulgar stuff is a universal language. That’s all I can do.
I thought he was joking, but he seemed to be more serious than I thought. He said that he got closer to the new foreign players this season, including Hiroshima’s Cron and Bart, by talking down to them. And even if he can’t speak English as a sentence, he can handle the jokes. In a comment to “Sports Nippon,” he said
I’ve memorized those words. I remember those words.
Many of the Japanese players who have achieved great success in the majors, such as Ichiro and Shohei Ohtani, are fluent in English. However, in order to communicate more deeply with teammates and managers, it is better to be able to speak English.
It’s true that Suzuki doesn’t speak English, but I don’t think he needs to worry. There are many Japanese players who tend to isolate themselves from other major players because of language problems. What is important is the attitude of trying to blend in with the team.
It may be a challenge at first, but if you show that you are willing to communicate with others, you will get to know your peers and gradually learn to speak English. In Hiroshima, Suzuki actively talks to foreign players and has good communication skills, so I’m sure he will be fine.
International exchange through the use of vulgar jokes. The challenge to the majors for this honest man who grew up in downtown Tokyo has just begun.