Brazil women’s softball – Think ‘sake, sushi, samba and sun’

Stephen Wade, Associated Press, 7/20/2015 

hen the Brazilian women’s softball team takes the field in the Pan Am Games, they won’t look much like the stereotypical image of sun and samba.

Thirteen of the 15 players have roots in Japan — so think sake and sushi.

All the women were born in Brazil, so the South Americans aren’t cheating. The softball team is just presenting another face of the diverse country, and taking advantage of its softball connections with Japan.

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