Japan beats Netherlands 8-6 to improve to 4-0 at WBC


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A good, exciting game. However, while watching it on TV I got tired of the commentators continuously saying "major leaguer(s)." They used this term so many times it almost sounded "racist." Why couldn't they just say "the Netherlands," "Holland" or "Dutch"? It begins to sound as if the poor Japanese league player is going up against a much more powerful foe the way the term "major leaguer" is bounced around. Monday's daytime TV shows also kept coming up with the same element of "usage" (would that be the correct term here?) ... pointing out that it is "major leaguer" this or "major leaguer" that. Oh well, guess that "major leaguer" term will be used throughout the rest of the tourney. Whatever ...

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Because many many Japanese don't know Netherlands is Holland/Dutch but they know Holland. However all Japanese know the term MLB or Major leaguers. Simple and plain!

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A lot of the Dutch team play in the US Major Leagues. So, in a real sense, the Japanese were up against pretty powerful opposition.

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