End of Heartwarming’ Ohtani’s request after being struck out by an unknown Czech pitcher

March 16, 2023 0 Comments

Japanese baseball team superstar Ohtani Shohei made meaningful memories with the Czech national team.

On the 14th, Czech pitcher Ondrjay Sartoria posted a picture on his SNS. A two-shot with Ohtani. Ohtani was carrying Sartoria’s national team jersey, which had all the autographs of the Czech players on it.

Both have a story. Satoria, whose main job is an electrician, struck out Ohtani on a swing with one out and second base in the bottom of the third inning against Japan in the Group B group stage on the 11th. Satoria, who struck out Ohtani, the 2021 American League MVP and currently one of the best players in the major leagues, with a 72-mph ball, was delighted to collect the commemorative ball.

At that time, Satoria, the ‘electrician who struck out Ohtani’, instantly decorated the major league’s official website and emerged as a ‘world star’ for a while. And according to local media, Ohtani asked Satoria for a uniform after the match against Czech Republic, and the two players met again on the 14th. Instead of regretting that he was struck out by an unknown pitcher, Ohtani paid his respects by accepting a uniform from the player.

The Czech Republic, which won the right to advance to the WBC finals for the first time, defeated China in this tournament and recorded 1 win and 3 losses, achieving the feat of obtaining the right to advance to the finals of the 2026 tournament. All of them were achievements made by Czech players who worked together for several years, playing baseball in the league after work and every weekend while having their day job as a firefighter, geography teacher, and real estate agent.

The Czech Republic, in which all the players became one and sincerely engaged in baseball and enjoyed the moment, moved many people. After Japan defeated the Czech Republic 10-2, Ohtani posted the word ‘Respect’ along with a picture of the Czech team on his social media account.

Previously, other Japanese national team players also showed warm scenes with the Czech Republic. Rocky Sasaki, who started as a pitcher on the 11th,메이저사이트 threw a 162km fastball to Czech infielder William Escala and hit him on the knee side. Escala smiled, saying it was okay, but Sasaki apologized again the next morning, visiting the Czech players’ quarters in downtown Tokyo and handing over bags full of Lotte snacks.

In this tournament, Japan, proud of its all-time best power, passed the group stage with 4 victories and is aiming for the championship. They are Japanese players who are building unforgettable memories in their spare time while playing baseball amidst the public’s interest, which can be burdensome, such as the viewer ratings for the Korea-Japan match recorded 44.4%.

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