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Take Me Out to the Japanese Ballgame

From: Rachel Louise Snyder
Series: Global Guru Radio
Length: 02:58

This week the Global Guru uncovers the rules behind Japanese baseball. Accidentally smack the matter with the ball? You better practice your bowing. Yell at the umpire's final call? Never! Learn all you need to know to play baseball in Japan.

Images_small The Global Guru is a new weekly public radio show that seeks to celebrate global culture, particularly in countries where Americans have either single narrative story lines, like Afghanistan (war), Thailand (sex tourism), Rwanda, (genocide), or perhaps no story lines at all, like East Timor, Moldova, Malta, Lesotho, etc. Engaging and rich in sound, the 3:00 interstitial seeks to enrich our collective understanding of the vastness of human experience. Presenting station is WAMU in Washington, DC and sponsored by American University in DC. Some of our favorite past shows include: How do Cambodians predict the harvest each year? How did Tanzania become the capitol of barbershops? How and why does Thailand categorize food? What is Iceland’s most feared culinary delight? How do you track a Tasmanian devil? What are the hidden messages in Zulu beadwork? 

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The Global Guru is a new weekly public radio show that seeks to celebrate global culture, particularly in countries where Americans have either single narrative story lines, like Afghanistan (war), Thailand (sex tourism), Rwanda, (genocide), or perhaps no story lines at all, like East Timor, Moldova, Malta, Lesotho, etc. Engaging and rich in sound, the 3:00 interstitial seeks to enrich our collective understanding of the vastness of human experience. Presenting station is WAMU in Washington, DC and sponsored by American University in DC. Some of our favorite past shows include: How do Cambodians predict the harvest each year? How did Tanzania become the capitol of barbershops? How and why does Thailand categorize food? What is Iceland’s most feared culinary delight? How do you track a Tasmanian devil? What are the hidden messages in Zulu beadwork? 

Broadcast History

first aired on WAMU 88.5 fm in Washington, DC

Transcript

GLOBAL GURU – Japanese Baseball
Time: 2:45

SFX: Theme Music (Plush Interiors)

Welcome to the Global Guru. I’m Rachel Louise Snyder. Each week, we ask one simple question—just one—about somewhere in the world.

Today we’re in Japan, asking, “What do we need to know to play baseball here?” (.11)

SFX – Can we get the “dum, dum, dum, dum, dah, dah” sound from a baseball game?

AX- You suppress your own ego on behalf of the team. (.03)

SNYDER: Even if I’m better than them? (.02)

SFX: bat crack http://soundbible.com/269-Homerun-Baseball-Game.html
SFX: you’re out http://soundbible.com/504-Baseball-Game-Strike.html

AX-Don’t be too aggressive, don’t throw balls too close to the batter, if you throw too close you had better take off your cap and bow low. (.07)

SNYDER: This is John Malott… (.01)

AX-…president of the Japanese American society. (.02)

SNYDER: And he’s not describing the ba...
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Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
I Want to Be A Baseball Star Freddie Holt Take Me Out to the Ballgame. :00
Ravi Groove The Plush Interiors Independent :00

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