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“Act like a married couple.” The Romance of the Baseball Battery in Anime and Manga.

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I will dedicate the next three years of my life to you if it will make you stop crying!

The sweat, the tears, the possibility of blood and other injury, burgeoning romances between players (okay, so maybe that’s simply wishful thinking on my part); baseball provides an easy setting for drama, especially in Japanese cartoons, comics, live-action television and movies.  One of the more interesting baseball concepts in Japan, and one that isn’t applied to baseball in the same way in the United States, is the idea of the battery.

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