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Japan Student Baseball Association hands down sentences [12/9/2010]

by on Dec.09, 2010 @ 10:47 pm, under High School

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on the 9th to determine punishments for 13 cases.

Game Suspensions

Shimabara Chuo (Nagasaki) - 1 year beginning on 10/18 - violence within the club

Hyoshigaoka (Kyoto) - 1 month beginning on 11/14 - violence within the club

Yokaichi Minami (Shiga) - 1 month beginning on 11/8 - violence within the club

Toin (Oita) - 3 months beginning on 11/10 - smoking

Yachiyo Higashi (Chiba) - 3 months beginning on 11/30 - shoplifting

Hadano Sogo (Kanagawa) - 1 month beginning on 11/11 - shoplifting

Suspensions

Tokyo Gakkan Funabashi High School (Chiba) director - 3 months beginning on 11/10 - delayed reporting for attempted extortion within the club

Shimabara Chuo High School (Nagasaki) manager - 1 year beginning on 10/18 - taking responsibility for violence taking place within the club

Shimabara Chuo High School (Nagasaki) director - 1 year beginning on 10/18 - violence within the club

Hatsukaichi Nishi High School (Hiroshima) manager - 6 months begining on 6/16 - violence within the club

Hokota Daiichi High School (Ibaraki) manager - 1 month beginning on 11/6 - violence within the club

Hokota Daiichi High School (Ibaraki) director - 1 month beginning on 11/24 - delay in reporting above

Chiba Shoka Daigaku Fuzoku High School (Chiba) manager - 1 month beginning on 11/4 - violence within the club

Rakuyo Kogyo High School (Kyoto) manager - 1 month beginning on 11/20 - violence within the club

Kagoshima Shogyo High School (Kagoshima) manager - 3 months beginning on 11/11 - violence within the club

2 comments on “Japan Student Baseball Association hands down sentences [12/9/2010]

  1. bbdad

    Gen, when they say violence within the team does that mean fighting amongst players? I haven’t seen penalties like this before…sounds serious but uncommon I hope. I also read about the gambling by some independent players earlier this year…I guess there is corruption at all levels…too bad.

    1. Gen Post author

      Yeah, violence within the club usually means players picking fights within the team.

      Competition is pretty fierce in Japan. And there are a lot of schools that still rely on corporal punishment (behind the scenes where no one is looking) to “motivate” players. And sometimes that corporal punishment isn’t from the coaches, but from other players.

      Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t always about corporal punishment. But there are usually at least one or two fairly high profile stories a year about coaches hitting players and getting suspended, or players hitting other players for making mistakes on the field and getting suspended. (These are at the high school and college level, but every now and then you get a headline about a pro coach that’s rumored to be giving out corporal punishment.)

      The thing to keep in mind is that some Japanese people (especially the more traditional) tend to consider baseball a martial art, so it becomes more of a way of life than just a sport you play.

      Masumi Kuwata (he last played with the Pirates) also wrote his thesis on practice methodologies for amateur players that also included questions regarding corporal punishment that made some waves in the baseball community, which only shows that the problem still exists.

      In any case, if you look at my past posts on this, you can see for yourself how common fights are:

      http://yakyubaka.com/tag/jsba-punishments/

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