From last time, Tsubasa finds out that she couldn’t host her baseball practice at the school. This is after she got into a clash with the student council. However, all hope is not lost since Momoko found them a place where they can practice at.
At last, we finally learn the reason why the student council won’t let the baseball association to practice at school. It’s mostly a space issue since there is no suitable space where they can practice. After all, they don’t want balls flying and breaking through windows. Thankfully, Momoko eventually found them a place, which is an old baseball field. In order words, Tsubasa, Tomoe, Yuki and Akane worked to weed the baseball field. Suzuki came along. While the girls weed the field, she finds a familiar score board on the ground. It’s obvious that this is where her childhood team played regularly.
Before that happened, Tsubasa, Tomoe, Yuki and Akane went to go and buy some Baseball gloves and some supplies. The funny thing is that Waki Suzuki appears at the baseball shop with her older brother. They eventually treat them for dinner. It’s obvious that Tsubasa will try to recruit Suzuki since she helped out a baseball team during her childhood. Not only that, her older brother plays baseball as well. Will he become the person that will coach Tsubasa’s team after injuring himself? From the looks of it, I highly doubt it.
During practice, Akane asks Suzuki how to catch the ball properly. After telling Akane the correct way to do it, Suzuki notices that Akane is having trouble catching the ball the correct way. When Tsubasa asks Suzuki to join in, she becomes upset. She said that she can’t and leaves. I wonder the reason why.
From Suzuki’s flashbacks, it easy to see why. Just like Akane, she struggled during baseball training. She had trouble keeping up with the rest of her teammates, doing push-ups and catching the ball. It appears that she is not having any fun compared to the girl next to her and everyone else on the team. After figuring out that she is better at being a coach than playing on a team, she gave up on playing baseball on the field.
It’s understandable to see how she feels since she couldn’t keep up with the other players. It’s easy to give up when things are too difficult initially. Of course, by doing so, he or she might end up regretting their decision later on and miss out. She realizes this when she sees Akane struggle in catching the ball. Despite this, she keeps trying. Akane admits that she still enjoys playing Baseball despite her struggles.
Suzuki soon realizes that she doesn’t have to be good as Tsubasa in order to enjoy the sport. As long she is having fun, she can do it. After all, like Akane, Suzuki will eventually get used to playing baseball. From this, I have a feeling that Suzuki kind of regrets giving up so early despite enjoying Baseball and knowing a lot about it. Thanks to Akane and Tsubasa, Suzuki is able to overcome her struggles that made her believe that she couldn’t do it. As they say, if you put your mind into it, you can do it along with that “Just Do it” motivational speech. ¶