After a two-week delay, we are finally back. This time, after Tomoe suggested it, Tsubasa announced the idea of having the girls participate in a girls’ baseball tournament. With her asking her members about it, they agreed. However, it’s going to be expensive and they will need club status to make it happen.
As the girls continue to practice, Jinguji suggested Tomoe to participate in a tournament. With that, the idea of participating in a tournament came into fruition. After all, practice can only give you so much as real-world performance from an actual game matters more. After all, different teams will play differently as the girls found out in their first game.
Of course, the girls face their first roadblock that will jeopardize their plans. They don’t have enough funding since they might have to stay overnight if they win. Also, traveling costs can get really expensive. Thankfully, Momoko told them that the student council pass them for the evaluation. However, Tsubasa and Momoko didn’t realize that they will face another hurdle.
As expected, it’s the vice principal of their school shows her disapproval. Not only she doesn’t like the budget proposal since she thinks it’s too expensive, but she also doesn’t think Momoko can manage both the kendo and baseball club at the same time.
I can understand why Momoko feels down. Sure, the vice principal thinks it’s too risky since the school couldn’t keep their baseball team alive. However, breaking the news right away would hurt the girls’ spirits. I can understand why Momoko is afraid of telling them the bad news.
However, she eventually tells them one day during practice after Yoshimi started a water hose battle with the girls. Thankfully, she tells them that it doesn’t bother her and that she plans to keep fighting to make it happen. After all, if you give up so easily, your dreams will never happen. If you keep trying, it will eventually happen. Still, how the show presented the bad news is with the rain storm that came after Momoko received the bad news is a good metaphor for their initial setbacks.
As expected, it’s nice to see the girls keep trying. Aside from the girls weeding the sunflower field that Akane discovered, they also worked on receiving support from the student body. I guess having newspaper features on Tsubasa’s baseball team working hard helped a lot. Certainly, when Momoko delivered the signatures and a new budget to the vice principal, she couldn’t say no any longer. As expected, this shows that pressure from the student body and not giving up works.
With that, I wonder how well Tsubasa’s baseball team will fare against other schools. We will find out soon enough. ¶