“I want to open up a new path that no one has ever done. I want to do my best to make new things happen.”
The day before the Meiji Jingu Baseball Tournament, Rintaro Sasaki said his determination.
The name Rintaro comes from the childhood name of Katsu Kaishu, who crossed the Pacific Ocean for the first time in Japan at the Kanrin Maru.
“I think my dad gave me a name with many meanings.”
I want to respond to that desire. I felt a very strong will.
Director Sasaki, who is also my father, recommended “a baseball club at another school”
Sasaki has a father, Hiroshi Sasaki, director of Hanamaki Higashi.
I also see the expression “father and son hawk”, but they have overcome various conflicts with each other and continue to this day.
There was a time when the director was worried about his son’s admission to the school. I understand my son’s desire to enter Hanamaki Higashi painfully. But what is the correct answer as a father and a leader? Can you give guidance fairly and fairly? If you are in the same position, you may have the same troubles and bumps into the wall.
I have repeatedly recommended the baseball clubs of other boarding schools. However, his son’s will was firm.
“I grew up watching (Kikuchi) Yusei and Otani (Shohei) baseball, and my clear goal since I was little was to play baseball with this team. It’s an environment where I can grow as a person, not just baseball. I couldn’t think of any other school. I was able to tell the director about it and have him join the team. It’s a one-time life. I want to play here and feed my life. I’m really grateful to be able to play baseball here. “
The first memory is “the shock of 2009”
Sasaki was born in April 2005, and when he came to mind, he watched Hanamaki Higashi baseball. When he was young, he rushed to Koshien many times to support him.
“I think the first memory of Koshien is 2009.”
Hanamaki Higashi, who has Yusei Kikuchi, won second place in 2009 Senbatsu and won the best four in the summer. The young Rintaro boy was delighted with the victory of the team and wept at the defeat. And in the future, I wanted to wear the Hanamaki Higashi uniform and play.
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