“If you don’t come back in 2026, you’ll get it back!”
The Japanese World Baseball Classic (WBC) team won 3-2 against the US national team held at Londi Po Park in Miami, Florida on the 22nd (Korean time), and won the championship trophy for the first time in 14 years since 2009. Lifted. The results of the WBC, which started in 2006, were win-win-3rd-3rd-win, proving once again that Japan is the best in the world.
In the Japanese nationa카지노사이트l team, there is a player who played in the national team uniform despite not being Japanese and contributed greatly to the championship. That’s Lars Nuthba playing for the St. Louis Cardinals. In the case of the WBC, parents’ nationality can participate in the national team, but Nutba, who has a Japanese mother, is the first in Japanese history to participate in the Japanese national team even as a ‘foreigner’.
Nutba did not show an impressive appearance in the final match with the United States and the semi-final match with Mexico, but showed off a hot blow until the Group B league and the quarterfinals. And in the face-to-face match with Korea, he even showed off a solid defense, such as catching hits with a diving catch. As for the WBC record, he participated in 7 games and recorded 7 hits, 4 RBIs, 7 runs, a batting average of 0.269 (7 hits in 26 at-bats), and an OPS of 0.693.
Nutba melted into the national team better than the existing Japanese players. Nutba spread the ‘Pepper Grinder’ ceremony, which he used to do in St. Louis, to the Japanese national team and made all the players follow it. And based on his outstanding performance in the group stage, he even captivated the fans at once. Every time Nutba entered the plate, the Tokyo Dome poured out as hot cheers as when Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) appeared.
According to Japan’s ‘Sports Hochi’ on the 24th, Nutba revealed the ‘behind story’ of receiving a high-end watch from Ohtani after the WBC. Ohtani is the number one contributor to helping Nutba play for the Japanese national team. While Nutba was playing for St. Louis last year, he received a surprise call from Ippei Mizuhara, Ohtani’s interpreter. Mizuhara extended a helping hand both physically and mentally, such as helping Nutba prepare documents so that he could participate as a member of the Japanese national team. Ohtani is also the first person to hold a ‘pepper grinder’ ceremony to adapt to Nutba.