From the Daily Yomiuri (link swiped from Repoz and Baseball Think Factory)

A primary school teacher in Hirano Ward, Osaka, has apologized after complaints were made that he had been watching Thursday’s World Baseball Classic game between Japan and South Korea on a television in his classroom while invigilating an exam.

Some of the fifth-grade students reportedly said they could not concentrate.

The 47-year-old teacher apologized by saying: “Some students were looking forward to watching the game, and I was also anxious about it. I was so thoughtless.”

Hopefully, Phil Mushnick, a long-standing proponent of having big time sporting events on the tube before the kids fall asleep, will write a letter of testimonial on the teacher’s behalf.