Back in the swing
by David Rhode
Opening Day is special everywhere. But at least this year, maybe more so in the country of Japan. On March 11, 2011 just a little over 1 year ago, a massive earthquake and tsunami struck this passionate baseball nation.
With the financial support of the Major League Baseball Players Trust, Pitch In For Baseball had the privilege of providing equipment to 40 school based and Little League programs.
Well as you can see from the pictures below, baseball in Japan is back as youth leagues participated in the annual right of spring known everywhere as Opening Day. The pagentry of their ceremonies shows the respect they have for the game. The joy and concentration on the faces of the kids is universal.