‘Crown’ ceremony for home run… Britain, the country of soccer, first victory in thrilling baseball

March 15, 2023 0 Comments

Britain, the country of soccer, won its first historical victory in the World Baseball Classic (WBC). It made a thrilling comeback against Colombia, which has a large number of major leaguers.

England beat Columbia 7-5 in the WBC Group C match in the first round held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona on the 14th. England gave Colombia three runs first,안전놀이터 but tied the game with a single attack in the bottom of the fourth. He scored one point with a sacrifice fly against William Cuevas, who was active in KT in the past and is familiar to Korean fans, and made a timely hit to tie the score against the changed pitcher. Britain ran away with 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning, and in the bottom of the 7th, Harry Ford hit a 2-run home run that put a wedge in the game. England later gave up two runs to Colombia in the ninth, but ended the game without conceding a run.

England was considered one of the weakest teams in the tournament. Baseball America ranked Great Britain 16th out of 20 participating countries before the start of the tournament. Foxbet, an American sports betting company, paid +40,000 for Britain’s victory, the highest among participating countries.

It was not easy to build a competitive national team in England, the country of soccer. Britain collected players by scouring the United States and the Commonwealth of Bahamas. Of the nine fielders who started against Colombia, only two were British-born players, designated hitter Matt Koperniak and left fielder Jayden Rudd. Four players, including Harry Ford, who hit a home run that day, and Tracy Thompson (LA Dodgers), who are most famous on the team, were born in the United States. The other four, including Chavez Young, who hit first, were born in the Bahamas.

British players are enjoying the competition more passionately than anyone else. After making a hit, they hold a tea drinking ceremony for their colleagues sitting in the dugout. When they hit a home run, their teammates put on crowns and capes, and the team coach even takes out a toy knife to hold a ‘mini-coronation ceremony’. Ford, who hit a home run against Canada the previous day, has already been crowned twice. In other words, the national team players who are close to the ‘Foreign Legion’ are performing the most British ceremony of ‘tea’ and ‘crown’.

The competition for the quarterfinals in Group C became even more heated as England recorded 1 win and 2 losses with the victory. The United States, which defeated Canada 12-1, has a 2-1 lead, while Canada, Colombia, and Mexico are 1-1 each. There is also a possibility of a great match like Group A, where all five countries tied with 2 wins and 2 losses.

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