Doherty, Joseph."From West to East: Sport's Emerging Superstars Are Not Americans" Bleacher Report April 29, 2010 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/386098-from-west-to-east-sports-new-superstars-are-not-americans (Accessed April 29, 2010)
This article shows the pride of the Japanese when they see their star performing at an elite level of play.
This site gives a lot of background to the meaning of baseball in Japan.
This online discussion shows how important baseball is to the thousands of kids who play it at a very young age.
This site gives a detailed description of the history of baseball in Japan.
Williams, Ingrid. "Japanese Baseball: Root, Root, Root and Buy Me Some Eel." New York Times July 5, 2009 http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/travel/05journeys.html?scp=1&sq=baseball%20in%20japan&st=cse (Accessed April 29, 2010)
This article displays the intensity that fans will show when they are watching their favorite baseball teams play in the game.