National high school baseball canceled in the summer, the reaction of the professional baseball world may 20 20:17
It is a reaction of the professional baseball world that the national high school baseball game in the summer was canceled.
Seibu Mori “I’m so sorry”
Last season in professional baseball and Seibu, Moritomo ya, who won the Pa League’s Best Player, participated in Koshien in high school in Osaka Toin high school and won back-to-back championships in the spring and summer.
Mori said of the decision to cancel national high school baseball in the summer. It was a shame just to cancel the spring senbatsu, but i think it’s the current situation that i don’t know what motivation to do when i’m going to do my best for the summer and i’m going to stop it in the summer.”
He added, “I don’t know what to say to the players, but I don’t think high school baseball or Koshien is the goal for the players who are aiming to be a university, a member of society, or a professional. To be honest, it would be impossible to switch right now, but I want you to think about your baseball life and do your best. Whether you play baseball or not in the next stage, I think it would be good if i could be ready for the next one.”
Seibu Matsuzaka pitcher “I pray that I can play more than i can play in a game”
Professional baseball and Seibu players who played in Koshien in high school made comments through the baseball team.
As the ace of Yokohama High School, Pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, who won back-to-back spring and summer championships at Koshien, said, “To be honest, I think the decision three months before the opening was too early, but I think the organizers of Japan Koyasen, who made the heavy decision to cancel it, made the decision after all the discussions. I might have been able to delay the decision more, but I think that there is no other way in the current situation where ‘Koshien in summer’ and ‘local tournament’ of the representative school decision are set, and the school itself has not been reopened. Following Senbatsu, the summer koshien was held no longer. To be honest, I can’t find the words i put on the players, considering that I’ve put myself in that position. The real suffering is only known to the parties. The answer is not found in the question how to catch the fact and to move on to the next. Koshien is a big existence that much. Hopefully, the new coronavirus infection will come to an end and I just hope the players can play as many games as possible.”
Seibu Takahashi Pitcher “I think the first graders have a hard time”
Pitcher Mitsunari Takahashi, who led the team to their first appearance at Koshien in the summer as an ace at Maebashi Ikuei High School in Gunma, said, “I think that the third year of high school students who were aiming for Koshien in particular is having a hard time because they were canceled. I hope that those who have tried to break baseball in their high school life, those who want to continue playing baseball in the future, and everyone who will change their mind and look forward. I want to support you so that you can shine in a new place from now on.”
Seibu Imai Pitcher “I want you to continue playing baseball in the future”
Pitcher Tatsuya Imai, who won the championship at Koshien in the summer as the ace of Tochigi And Sakushin Gakuin, said, “I think it’s difficult for high school baseball players to change their minds now. I want you to find what you want to do and what you need to do now and take on the challenge of achieving it. I hope you will continue playing baseball in the future, and i want you to create big goals and challenge yourself.”
Seibu Matsui, Director of the Army, “Somebody is always watching your efforts”
“I’m very disappointed that the “stage of dreams” will not be held for high school baseball players. I’m sure you’ve been practicing hard for three years, or since you’ve been playing baseball for three years. Still, the effort of you is sure to be something that someone sees somewhere. I’m rooting for you and I’d be happy if we could play baseball together in the future. I like baseball and continue. Let’s do our best together.”
Seibu Baseball Team Director Shiozaki “Evaluate the results of the efforts of the players”
With the suspension of national high school baseball in the summer, scouts from each baseball team have heard a big impact on the nomination of players at the fall draft meeting.
Tetsuya Shiozaki, director of seibu’s baseball team formation group, commented on the point of attention in the national high school baseball team in the summer, “The player might grow up greatly in the large stage of Koshien. In addition to the individual potential of the players, I think it is a place to check the level of growth.”
On top of that, following the Senbatu High School Baseball tournament in the spring, he said, “It has grown greatly since the second half of the summer, and if there is a koshien in the summer, it is not possible to accurately judge the ability of the player who should have been shining there. It’s true that during this period of great growth, there will certainly be a big impact in not being able to see the growth.”
And for the draft meeting, he said, “It’s our job to evaluate the results of the players’ efforts. At the moment it’s very difficult to evaluate the players, but at that time, I’d like to scrutinize what I can do at that time and work on scouting.”
Giants Okamoto “I Can’t Imagine”
Kazuma Okamoto, who participated in koshien in spring and summer when he was a freshman at Tomoben Gakuen in Nara, said, “I can’t imagine the absence of koshien in summer. It’s a shame that it’s gone when you’re working hard for Koshien, and you can’t get a word.”
Giants Mizuno traveling pitching coach “Cherish the bonds we have cultivated over the years”
“The impression when it went out first by the longing from childhood was the highest joy in having done baseball till then. I think it’s difficult for high school baseball players to set new goals, but the fellows they’ve practiced with are lifelong friends. Even if there is no place to produce the result of Koshien, I would like you to take care of the bonds you have cultivated over the years and move forward positively.”
Giants Pitcher Sugiuchi “I can’t find the words to put”
Coach Toshiya Sugiuchi, who achieved a no-hit no-hitter at Koshien in the summer as the ace of Kagoshima Business, said, “It was helpful to be able to throw with that unique tension and to be able to taste that tension even after i entered the professional era. It was a place where I could really have a big experience of my own. I think they’re coming to Koshien with their goal, so I can’t find the words to put it on.”
SoftBank Imamiya “I can’t imagine”
Kenta Imamiya, who experienced koshien in the spring and summer of The Meitoyo High School in Oita, said, “I can’t imagine the end of my high school baseball life in this way. The size of the shock of the ball child is not extraordinary, and there is no word to put it on.”
SoftBank Kaino pitcher “Don’t hate baseball”
“I haven’t played in Koshien, but i think high school students are frustrated because they were able to overcome the tough practice of high school because of koshien. However, there are some classmates around me who continue to play baseball on a member of society team, so I hope they will continue to think that there is a good thing if they don’t hate baseball and work hard.”
SoftBank Uchikawa “Listen to the players”
Veteran Seiichi Uchikawa said, “I didn’t play in Koshien myself, but I had a place to fight for it, so i don’t even think there’s anything i can say. I don’t think there’s any child who is playing baseball with the feeling that they can switch forward quickly, so I want parents, coaches, coaches, school teachers and others to ask what they think.”
Pitcher Yamazaki “It’s hard to think of a high school baseball boy”
Pitcher Yasuaki Yamazaki, who participated in Koshien in spring and summer at Teikyo High School in Tokyo, said, “It’s hard to think of high school baseball players. It’s not easy to comment, but I don’t think it’s going to be a useless thing to do so far, so I hope you’ll look ahead to the long life and the future.”
“I’m very sorry”
Hiroki Minei of DeNA, who won the championship in the spring senbatu when he was in his second year at Okinawa Shogaku High School, said, “I was working hard every day to aim for Koshien, so I decided to cancel it, and i am very sorry, and when I think about the feelings of high school baseball players, I honestly feel a hard feeling. I want you to look forward to the long future and work hard.”
Rakuten Miki:”I want you to move forward somehow”
Commenting on the decision to cancel national high school baseball in the summer, Rakuten’s coach Hajime Miki said, “I think it’s a decision filled with the thoughts of the people involved. I think it’s really hard for high school baseball players, but I want them to move forward.”
Rakuten Asamura :”I want you to have a firm goal ahead”
Eito Asamura, who won the championship in the summer of the Osaka Toin High School year, said, “It’s a shame because I think it’s the last summer for the students, and i think they’ve been targeting Koshien so far. It’s a pity to put it away, but I don’t think Koshien is everything, so I want them to have a good goal from here on out.”
Rakuten Anraku “Making use of what I learned in high school baseball in the future”
At Emi High School in Ehime, he participated in Koshien in the spring and summer, and was runner-up in Senbatsu.It is a frustrating feeling though there is a part which cannot be helped because it is a situation. Especially for the third graders, I think they have a frustrating time when they have lost the opportunity for the culmination of three years. I want you to make the most of what you learned in high school baseball when you become a college student or a member of society.”
Rakuten Matsui pitcher “Time spent on baseball is never wasted”
Hiroki Matsui, who marked the tournament record at Kirimitsu Gakuen in Kanagawa, said, “I don’t think it’s easy to organize my mind, especially in the first year of the year, but I don’t think it’s going to be a waste of time i’ve spent on baseball, so I hope you’ll continue to do your best.”
Rakuten Yuki pitcher “I want you to experience the life of high school baseball to the end”
Yuki, who participated in koshien throughout the spring and summer at Sendai Ikuei High School in Miyagi and marked the fastest in the history of the tournament, said, “It’s hard to think about the feelings of the baseball players, but I think it’s a top priority to protect themselves, so I think it’s a bad decision. I think the third graders are particularly frustrated, but that’s not the end of it. I want you to sweat hard while being covered in mud with your friends, and to fully enjoy your high school baseball life until the very end. I think that the sense of fulfillment and the sense of accomplishment will surely be useful for the future life. Do your best! High School Baseball! I’m encouraged.
Lotte Fujiwara “I’m surprised i can’t find the words”
Yasuhiro Fujiwara, who won back-to-back spring and summer championships at Osaka Toin High School, said, “I’m surprised i can’t find the words. I don’t think it’s easy to switch. The only thing I can say is that the members who have worked together for three years are lifelong friends and memories of their lives, so i think the days of these three years will remain the same and remain as wonderful days. I’m proud of the days i’ve been working hard to achieve this tournament, and I hope you’ll continue playing baseball in the future.”
Lotte Yasuda: “This frustrating experience can live on”
Naonori Yasuda, who played for Koshien at The Footshosha High School in Osaka, said, “It’s the culmination of three years of high school, so it’s so sad that i can’t put into words the best time thinking about my juniors. However, life is not the end here, so I think that this frustrating experience may live in a long life. I want you to turn it into a positive energy to get through a difficult time.”
Lotte Tamura “Really Shocked”
Catcher Tatsuhiro Tamura, who was originally from Osaka and finished third in the season at The Current Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei High School in Aomori, said, “I was really shocked. I can’t find a word when I think about the feelings of the players who left their parents to compete in Koshien like me. I don’t think i’ll be able to change my mind right away, but I want them to work hard to create their next dream and goals.”
Lotte Iguchi: “It hurts me to think about the feelings of high school baseball players”
Coach Iguchi, who played for Koshien in his high school days at Kunigakuin Kugayama in Tokyo, said, “It’s the biggest goal of high school baseball and the tournament I dreamed of, so it hurts my heart when I think about the feelings of a high school baseball player. Any words may be powerless now, but the only thing I can say is that life is a series of challenges, so I hope that the third year of high school students will challenge new goals at the next stage. Over the past three years, the days of working hard toward one goal have not disappeared. I hope that we will continue to move toward our goals in the same way.”
Japan Ham Kuriyama coach “Look forward to returning it many times”
Hideki Kuriyama, director of Nippon Ham, said, “When i think about the feelings of the ball children and the people involved, it is not a word. I think the ball children are feeling the pain and the pain that I can’t imagine, but I want them to look forward to returning their emotions many times in their lives.”
Nakanichi Neo :”Do your best to do something for the next one”
“The last summer of the first year of the year was very special,” said Akira, a professional baseball player who won back-to-back championships at Koshien at Osaka Toin High School. I think it would be a real shock if I was in the third grade now, but I want the players to do what they can to do the next one.”
※Under “Sun”, there is no shin-no-shin-no-go.
Chunichi Ishikawa “I’m really sorry”
Rookie Ishikawa* Takaya, who won the Senbatu High School Baseball Tournament in the spring at Toho High School last year, said, “Speaking of high school baseball, it’s koshien, so it’s really disappointing. To be honest, I don’t think the players know what to aim for. The rest of my high school baseball life is short, but I want them to do what they can and make the most of their baseball life in the future.”
※Under “Sun”, there is no shin-no-shin-no-go.
Yakult Yamada :”It’s not a long way to go”
Tetsuto Yamada of Yakult, who participated in koshien in the summer at Osaka’s Tsuchisosha High School, said, “It’s a shame, and I can’t find any words to say when I think about the feelings of high school baseball players, the people who support them, and the people involved. I don’t think it’s going to be a lot of work and feelings. Please do your best,” he sent a message to the high school baseball players through the baseball team.
Yakult Okukawa pitcher “I’m really sorry”
Yakult’s Yasunobu Okukawa, who was runner-up at Koshien last summer as an ace at Seiryo High School, said, “I’m really sorry. Especially, it was my frank feeling that I wanted the event to be held considering the feelings of the third year of high school. I don’t think it’s a matter of time. I want you to do your best.”