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to know the ropes (添削後)

ドカベン (1) (少年チャンピオン・コミックス)ドカベン (1) (少年チャンピオン・コミックス)
(1972/11)
水島 新司

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to know the ropes ... to be fully acquainted with the procedures


My 11-year-old son has been looking for the comic book called "Dokaben," which is a twists-and-turns story about a boy in the nine. The main character, Taro Yamada, is into Judo at first, but eventually shows his great interest in baseball and finally becomes a promising professional player.
The reason for my son's searching is a high-school baseball game he watched on TV the other day. In the game, he happened to catch a pretty rare 1)case ending up making a score. Later, the player who made it home answered an 2)interview and said he'd gotten a certain strategy from the comic book "Dokaben." This was a pretty singular case, and the opponent seemed to not have known it. They had a chance to raise an objection, but the ignorance caused them to lose a score.
"I've got to get Dokaben, Mom" my son said.
"Without the comic, I'll feel ashamed as a baseball player! The comic seems useful!"
...to learn the ropes. Well, I have no objection.
In fact, I think we shouldn't underestimate comic books. I, for one, learned a lot about ancient history from one of them, especially the civilization of Ancient Egypt. Actually, the knowledge I'd got from the comic book helped me a lot when I took a history class in school!

1) play
2) interview question


王家の紋章 第55巻 (プリンセスコミックス)王家の紋章 第55巻 (プリンセスコミックス)
(2010/06/16)
細川 智栄子

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