An Uncooperative Superstar
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An Uncooperative Superstar
February 1, team training.
Before the season starts, the players condition themselves here.
The competition is on, no matter what the goal is.
We'll have the press conference!
Carrying a great burden, [t/n note: First character is missing from scan]
The foreign player from far across the Pacific!!
Gibson-sensei, welcome, welcome!
We welcome you after traveling such a long distance to our island nation!
This is the Juren team representative, Pinbao-sensei. I'll be your translator. [t/n note: I don't know what Pinbao is in Japanese]
Whatever. What's the deal here? Why is there such a big crowd?
I had heard that Japanese people like to take pictures, but I didn't think it was going to be like this!
Alright, if you have questions, please ask them now.
Gibson-sensei, you were a big star in the Major Leagues,
what brings you to Japan to play?
This is the first time you've gotten such a good player to come to Japan.
And why? Because of money.
If there's $7 million to be had, I'll play, even if it's on Mars.
Free agency wasn't attractive enough, so I came to play for the Tokyo Juren team.
Have you heard anything about Japanese baseball teams?
We'd like to hear what you think.
I'm a Major Leaguer.
I don't even think about players like these. No one can return my pitches.
Hahaha! Juren is a good team! [t/n note: I don't know what "juren" is in Japanese.]
He said that for the team, he'll work really hard!
Gibson-sensei, what you say confuses me.
What's the matter?
Everything you said was so negative.
In Japan, we tailor our speeches depending on the occasion so as to avoid upsetting others.
If you speak more gently, Japanese people will appreciate you a lot.
I think it's best if you don't deliberately say such things to belittle the team and destroy your image.
So that's why you dared to change what I said?
My deepest apologies.
But, I did this to protect you...
You? Protect me?
What're you doing? Bastard!!
To hell with your goddamn image!
I am who I am! This is Gibson, the Major Leaguer!!
If I cared about image, I would never come to a dump like this!
Try something like this again and see what happens!
I'll snap your neck!!
Hmm...not bad, not bad!
But is going all out good for you? You've still got time before you leave the stable, horsey.
I don't look as bad as you do when you resume play after a break...
Forget it! At this point last year, weren't you still practicing pitching?
Oh, that's right, did you see him?
I heard that during the exhibition yesterday, he threw a few pitches to test us.
Yeah, I saw it on the TV.
Three pitchers, three strikeouts.
He's a real wolf!
Looks like he really was Major League stuff.
[t/n note: The scan is missing the first three characters. Can't translate.]
I don't know...
But we'll find out!
Who is it?
The guy you went on a trip with!
Do you want him to call back?
Oh, hold on a sec, I'll be right there.
This is Hoshino.
How are you?
I'm very well.
Is he studying hard?
Mmm, even though he's alone, he's still behaving like a good student.
He's about to graduate.
Our training will finish soon.
Training is over—
The players will return to Yokohama—
Dad! You're back!!
How's everything? Were you lonely?
It was OK!
I'll start elementary school really soon!
Is that so?
The photo album...
Dad, I'll make you a cup of coffee, alright?
Oh! Great! Thank you.
So that's how it is...
He's still only six-years-old.
There's no way he wasn't lonely!
Dad, let's play some video games!
Wow! Great job!
You once said...
it would be great if Ms. Hoshino were your mother...
If this really happened, how would you feel?
...wants to marry Ms. Hoshino.
Of course, this doesn't mean I've forgotten your mother.
You and I...
...will never forget your mother.
Your mother would understand!
If it's Ms. Hoshino, mommy would definitely understand!!