me finally watching Mr. Baseball, I also watched the encore presentation of "Kokoyaku - Japanese High School Baseball" on PBS's POV last night.
One of my jogging routes in Osaka took me past a playing field where the local Little Leaguer's used to practice. Based on their elaborate and constant taunts, it was hard to tell if they were playing a game of baseball or doing choir practice. Those guys were nuts.
Anyway, if you get the chance, check out the documentary. (It'll make you glad you did all of your after-school activities here in the U.S.) The DVD can be bought here or you can just watch the trailer. You'll never think of September in the same way again.
(Hat tip to Dazell)