Season 5 Episode 8

Everyone's Respective Expectations

Aired Saturday 6:00 PM Feb 28, 2009 on NHK Educational
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Everyone's Respective Expectations
Goro calls Shimizu and lets her know that he has been selected to be on the naitonal team as the episode begins. As the episode continues the news is broadcast on TV in Japan. All of Goro's friends are shocked, but they start saving up funds so they can go to the Championship game and root for Goro and all of Japan. Back in California the World Baseball Cup begins with Team USA and Team Canada starting the action. Joe Gibson is the starting pitcher, and he seems to have problems breathing until Junior lets him know that Japan has selected Goro as a representative player. Gibson goes out strong and gets a complete game. At the end of the episode though Junior gets a call from a doctor about his father that sends him into a panic. As the episode ends Shimizu arrives in California to continue her rooting for Goro. Goro arrives at the airport to pick her uip, but Shimizu has meet up with Team Venezuela, and a conflict seems to be brewing.moreless

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