nah i just wanted to read your view on that supposed good rivalry. furuya gets everything for doing almost nothing while sawamura had to work a lot and gets almost nothing in turn but their rivalry is good? this is laughable. i hope sawamura starts looking up to mei or sanada more
furuya gets everything for doing almost nothing while sawamura had to work a lot and gets almost nothing in turn but their rivalry is good?
I want to frame this sentence. Yes, this is the main problem with their so called “rivalry”. Sure, at the beginning they were rivals: both of them stood at the equal ground.
But when Furuya received #1 everything changed. Hell, Terajima bend laws of physics to make Furuya go to the 1st string while Eijun had to struggle. Terajima tries to force “Eijun and Furuya are true rivals!” thing down his readers’ throat, but the truth is Eijun surpasses Furuya in almost every aspect except for speed:
- Who can change the momentum of the game? Eijun.
- Who is the one to stop the opposite team when Seidou loses? Eijun.
- Who has to clean up Furuya’s mess? Eijun.
- Who has better control over his pitches? Eijun.
- Who spends hours watching his own performance, because he wants to pitch better? Eijun.
- Who is the one to cheer for his teammates? Eijun.
- Who does polish his breaking balls instead of being merely happy with learning them? Eijun.
- Who is constantly looking for ways to fight batters? Eijun.
There is nothing, NOTHING, Eijun can learn from Furuya. If anything it’s Furuya, who can learn from Eijun what words like “hardwork” and “playing for the team” mean.
I hope Eijun starts looking up to Mei as a fellow southpaw with amazing control over breaking balls. Mei already admitted Eijun has more guts than he has; now it’s only time for them to acknowledge each other as true rivals.