Book Reviews of You Gotta Have Wa

You Gotta Have Wa
You Gotta Have Wa
Author: Robert Whiting
ISBN-13: 9780679729471
ISBN-10: 067972947X
Publication Date: 10/3/1990
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Good description of how baseball really isn't baseball in Japan. If you're interested in baseball in general, this is a great read for you. It was too much baseball for me :)
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Very interesting, especially for a baseball fan. I now think the US and Japan are two nations separated by a common national pastime. While the narrative goes up only to the 1980s, it does a good job detailing how baseball grew into a national sport in Japan and how it differs from how it's played here in the US. As a Red Sox fan, I have a better understanding why Bobby Valentine could succeed so much as a manager in Japan, but has so much trouble in Boston!