Japanese Umpire (日本人主審)

先週金曜日の試合。
選手紹介に続いて場内に響いた名前は、"Taka Matsuda."
でも、放送される前から、グランドに出てきた彼の凛々しい姿を見て、
パートナーと二人、「今日の主審は、松田さんだね。」と。

彼がイースタンゲームの審判としてここに来て、今年で3シーズン。
試合前のミーティングも、スラスラとこなされていて、見ていて気持ちが良い!

At the last Friday's game,
after introducing the players,
the announcer calls "Take Matsuda" as today's chief umpire.
Indeed, my partner and I recognized him before the announcement.
This is the third season that he joined the Eastern League as Umpire.

We are very impressed.
He explains the game's special concerns with team managers very well.
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そして、なんと日曜日の試合も、松田主審。

And... the Sunday game, he was chief umpire again.

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マイナーリーグの選手は、Wヘッダーや、長距離バスの移動等、かなり厳しい日程。
でも、審判の方々も、同じだけ忙しい。
これからも、体にお気をつけて、
MLB 審判へ昇級されるよう、応援しています。

It is very well known that
minor league baseball players have a very tough schedule
including double games in one day and moving long distances in the bus.
As players are busy, umpires are also busy.
We cheer for Mr. Matsuda in support of becoming a MLB umpire !



by falmouthME | 2018-05-30 00:30 | Portland
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