Listening to sports radio in Japanese doesn't make it any more incomprehensible than it is in English. There is something strangely comforting about this. The sound of a ball hitting a bat, the cheering crowd, the excitement in the announcer's voice. These are all things I can understand in any language. From a distance, all things are equal. We win, we lose. The feeling of an experience.
But I would still like to get closer here. I would like to be a shade closer to understanding, to belonging, if ever that could be possible. I wonder what path leads to that place.