やさしい英語会話 (141) Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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このポッドキャストは広島からお届けしています。最近サッカーのサンフレッチェ広島とともに、プロ野球では広島東洋カープが好調です。また今週末の7/20から、プロ野球ファンには楽しみなオールスターゲームが開催されます。これらにちなみ、今回は「野球」をテーマにした会話をお届けします。野球ファンの方も、そうでない方も、どうぞお楽しみください!

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(15:19 8.9MB 初級~中級)


Take Me Out to the Ball Game

*** It's a Good Expression ***
(今回の重要表現)

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
= 「私を野球に連れてって」
※1908年作。米大リーグの試合では7回裏の「ストレッチタイム」に球場のファンがこの曲を大合唱する。最近はCMなどでもたびたび耳にする。

Cracker Jack
= (商標名)アメリカで売られている、蜜のような味のついたポップコーン。
番組ではJoeが"molasses-flavored popcorn and peanuts"と解説している。

What's up?
= どうしたの(What's new?) / How can I help you?

the Cheerleader Club
= 応援団
※米国でthe Cheerleader Clubと言えば、いわゆる女性による「チアリーダー」を指す。
一方、男性も含む日本の「応援団」を英語に訳すと、やはりthe Cheerleader Clubとなる。
会話で紹介される日米の野球の応援スタイルの違いも注意して聞き取ってみましょう。

a come-from-behind homer
= 逆転ホームラン

an inspiration
= インスピレーション;刺激

to make it
= 成し遂げる

Each player has their own role.
※eachの後には名詞の単数形が来るので、厳密にはEach player has his/her own role.となるべきだが、最近ではhis/herの代わりに複数形theirもよく使われるとのこと。

to give someone a hand
= to help someone


*** Script ***
(Slow speed) 01:50-04:30
(Natural speed) 11:30-13:25

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

M: (Singing) Take me out to the ball game take me out to the park…
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks…

W: Boy, you're in a good mood, John. What up?

M: Yes, I am going to the baseball game with my kids tonight! I haven't been to the stadium for a long time. So it's super exciting!

W: Oh, lucky you! Baseball cheering is great. I remember that I was in the Cheerleader Club in school. I like baseball stadiums because we feel as if we are one when cheering for teams.

M: Yes, Japanese really make an art of cheerleading. Americans don't really do it in groups like that. Anyway, baseball games are really fun because we don't know what's going to happen till the 9th inning. It might be a come-from-behind homer!

W: Cheering for baseball always gives me power and inspiration. If we don't give up till the end, we can make it! No one knows the results.

M: Yes, it teaches us the importance of team play, too.

W: Cheering for baseball is fun because there are so many players. Each player has their own role and they are playing each position as hard as possible. It's a great message that we have to do our missions as hard as we can, right?

M: Yes, that's true. Hey, why do you like baseball so much?

W: It's because of my father. He loves baseball. He used to take me to the stadium at least once a month. I haven't been to the stadium for a long time!

M: Oh really? What are you doing tonight?

W: Just staying at home and watching TV shows.

M: Do you want to come to the stadium with us tonight?

W: Would that be OK? I'd love to!

M: I'll drive you to the stadium, but you have to help take care of my kids, OK? It's called teamwork. My wife and I might be concentrating on the game! If the kids get bored, can you give us a hand? It's your mission.

W: Wow, you're so smart! You just hit a homer now!

(Written by Inori Okawa)

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