VIP Ohtani arrives in Japan on a chartered flight… Preparing for the WBC￼
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Reporter Kim Kyung-yoon = Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels), the signboard of the Japanese baseball team participating in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), arrived in Japan on a chartered plane.
On the 1st, Ohtani boarded a chartered plane from Phoenix, Arizona, USA, where his team’s spring camp was held, and landed at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan that night.
Ohtani, who appeared through the airport VIP arrival hall, left for the Japanese national team’s accommodation without leaving any comments.
Japanese media Sports Nippon said, “The cost of boarding the charter plane Otani used is at least 10 million yen (approximately 96.6 million won) per one-way basis.” Fans accessed the flight tracking application ‘Flight Radar’.”
On the 2nd, Ohtani will participate in the Japanese national team training held at the Nagoya Dome in Japan to recover his physical condition.
Ohtani is a superstar who achieved the best results as a pitcher and hitter in the Major League Baseball (MLB) of the United States.
It is not known whether he will play the role of pitcher and hitter in this tournament as well.
Ras Nutba (25, St. Louis Cardinals), an outfielder from the Japanese national team who was born to an American father and a Japanese mother, also entered Japan through Haneda Airport on the morning of the 2nd.
In an interview with local media, he said, “Currently, my physical condition is very good,” and “I will do my best to win the championship.”
Ahead of this tournament, Japan selected a total of five active MLB players: Ohtani, Nutba, Yu Darvish (San Diego Padres), Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox), and Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs).
Among them, outfielder Suzuki was injured during an MLB exhibition game and was unable to join the national team.
Japan replaced Suzuki with utility player Daisei Makihara (Softbank Hawks).
Darvish, the key starter, joined the Japanese national team early, and outfielder Yoshida is expected to arrive in Japan on the afternoon of the 3rd. When Yoshida joins Japan, it becomes a complete force. 메이저사이트
On the 9th, Japan will play the first round of Group B round 1 against China at the Tokyo Dome in the WBC finals. The Korea-Japan match, the highlight of the first round of the finals, will be held at the same place on the 10th at 7pm.
Japanese media predict that Darvish will play as a starter for the Korea-Japan match.
Reporter Kim Kyung-yoon = Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels), the signboard of the Japanese baseball team participating in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), arrived in Japan on a chartered plane. On the 1st, Ohtani boarded a chartered plane from Phoenix, Arizona, USA, where his team’s spring camp was held, and landed at Haneda…