Furuya Falters, Sawamura Shines
Ace of the Diamond - Season 2, Episode 6 - Out Of Order
Aren't you glad Sawamura-kun is pitching well again? Can't you feel the fun and excitement coming back to the game of baseball, and isn't it about damned time?
No offense to the Kawakami or Furuya fans out there, but Eijun Sawamara deserves some more time in the spotlight. And he's so much fun, too. Kawakami is boring as hell, and Furuya is off of his game right now with no explanation why he even lost it.
Before the rain delay, Furuya was on fire; His pitches were as fast as I'd ever seen them. After the delay, he wasn't paying attention to his signs, and he wasn't throwing strikes any more. His whole game was just flat.
And I don't know about you, but this new coach is straight-up pissing me off. He'd have kept Furuya in the game at the expense of the rest of the team, regardless of how poorly he's playing. He'd consider it a learning experience for the one-and-only player on the team who matters: Furuya.
A win for Sawamura not only helps to repair the trauma from hitting an opponent, but it shows how great a mentor Chris senpai is for Eijun-kun (teaching him this new pitching style), and it validates the current coach.
You know that other, new coach has been criticizing every decision coach K makes; He thinks he's so smart. Let's hope the decision to play Eijun Sawamara was brilliant, and the new coach reconsiders some things.
By the way, "Coach K" is Coach Kataoka of team Seido, not Mike Krzyzewski (for all you Duke fans out there.)
So, what do you think happened to Furuya anyway? Did he run out of dry undershirts because of the rain? Did he have surgery on his shoulder and forget to report it to the boxing commission? Tell me your best guess.