Coaches and administrators at a high school in Minamisanriku, Japan, a city decimated by March’s powerful earthquake and tsunami, say that conducting a baseball season after the event may help in the healing process for students who lost loved ones in the natural disaster.
The manager of the Shizugawa High School baseball team, Tomoyoki Dodo, 32, hits fly balls during practice. Dodo said that helping his players get into their old practice routines could help ease the pain of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan.Chico Harlan/The Washington Post
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