|Tsunami streams from the Japanese earthquake:|
tragic seams of destructiveness
Those of you who follow Japanese baseball already know that the least known of the Bavasi brothers (Buzzie had four sons, two of whom followed directly in their father's footsteps), Bob Bavasi, runs a very useful website that assists those of us in the States with keeping current with "Japan ball" (and that's the name of the site: japanball.com). Bob has been quick to post news about the conditions there with respect to the status of baseball. Here is an abridged version of his reporting (for the full text, please visit the site directly):
There seems to be every expectation that the Japanese leagues will resume play shortly and that the season will not be delayed. We can hope that baseball will be especially helpful in providing the people of Japan with a much-needed diversion as they endure the after-effects of this devastating event, and that it can assist in a general healing for the nation as a whole. In the midst of great tragedy, one astonishing, miraculous fact comes into play over and over again: life goes on, and the daily rituals of that life can help us heal and grow.
Let's hope that baseball can be part of a healing touch that is so needed in that battered and beleaguered region.
A big thank you to Bob Bavasi for his ongoing coverage of Japanese baseball.