I didn’t know a few things about baseball, in particular if you’re the pitcher. Well it seems I’m not the only one, Eijun who actually plays it didn’t know either 😂😂
I just had to laugh, some dude imagined he’d make the first string, only to scuff his batting and then get caught out, screaming why 😂😂. The more interesting part is how Chris and Eijun are bonding. Eijun, being the clueless blockhead, didn’t realise how he was holding the ball. Chris pointed out to Eijun that the way he holds the ball is what gives Eijun his characteristic throws. That being wild and unpredictable for the batter. However, because the bats used in Seidou are metal, Eijun throws are easier to hit. Not only that, the menu Chris created for Eijun is specific to him. I had to laugh at this scene. Eijun, not wanting Chris tutoring going unrepaid before he graduates from school, is throwing balls when Kataoka was having a night jog, noticed him.
Kataoka taught Eijun the stance he should have when he is pitching. I didn’t know Eijun is left-handed, he’s what you call Southpaw in sports. I simply had to laugh at this moment, using the method shown to him, only to end up whacking Kataoka with the towel, way to go Eijun, never change 😂😂😂😂. During training, Eijun was practising on his own, when Furuya smacked the ball towards him, making him scream like a girl. Which is quite funny. Bless Chris, he and Eijun have formed a bond, to the point that Chris has gotten used to Eijun being around often. He felt lonely when Eijun stopped doing that. Humorous as it is, it’s setting up the two in becoming an impressive battery. I think Eijun is getting over his envy between Miyuki and Furuya, slowly. Chris noticed Eijun’s stance much better than before. Which is a plus, indicating Eijun is slowly improving.
I found this utterly hilarious, Furuya and Eijun bickering again about whose tire it is. Furuya stating he made the tire exercise look good. Which Eijun agrees, then changes his mind. The fiery headed dolt. Chris and Tanba surprisingly got some screen time here, both started out around the same time. And are good friends, Chris notes that Tanba used to be a lot quieter, now more talkative. In a weird way, they mirror Furuya and Eijun, when they were first years. Which speaking of the two, they notice Chris and Tanba. I think it’s a bit premature for Chris to ask Eijun to try again for the last two spots. Eijun acknowledges that he isn’t truly ready, and then in what I think is a big move, Eijun actually asks Chris to form a battery with him. During a scrimmage match for the 2nd string, Eijun gets to show what he has learned to an onlooking Chris.
I really enjoy watching the budding relationship between Chris and Eijun. As Eijun is making Chris see what he has been missing, whilst Chris is bringing out the best in Eijun. Still doesn’t takeaway how dumb and loud mouthed he is. It’s also nice to see that Eijun isn’t feeling so envious about Furuya and Miyuki. I could be wrong. Never the less it’s a really good build up from episode 9.
Scribble down, and I’ll catch you on the next post!
- Ace of Diamond Episode 12: Begrudging rivalries
- Ace of Diamond Episode 11: The spirit of improvement
- Ace of Diamond Episode 10: To improve from your weakness
- Ace of Diamond Episode 9: To their flaws
- Ace of the Diamond Episode 7 & 8: Eijuns frustrations
- Ace of Diamond episode 5 & 6: first years vs upperclassman
- Ace of the Diamond Episode 3-4: Never giving up!
- Ace of Diamond Episode 1-2: Stepping up to the plate