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“Hope They Win It All”: Fans Sympathise With Czech Republic’s World Baseball Classic Team as Their Players Reveal Their Real Jobs

Published 02/24/2023, 7:30 AM EST

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It’s almost time for baseball legends from all over the world to converge on the grandest stage of them all. The World Baseball Classic is nigh and the excitement among baseball fans and players is palpable. But what makes this event truly special is the sense of community it fosters. It’s a coming together of nations and their cultures, united by their love for the game. And this year a new team will join the fray: the Czech Republic. 

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But the interesting thing is that despite not being a big name in the baseball world, this team has players with big hearts and an even bigger passion for baseball. Believe it or not, the Czech team is juggling full-time jobs with their training. Let’s take a look! 

The Czech Republic players representing the nation at the World Baseball Classic 


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A small team hailing from a small nation in the heart of Europe is ready to take on the world’s best baseball players at the World Baseball Classic. But these athletes are not your typical professionals. They’re dreamers, with jobs and passions that extend far beyond the baseball field. Let’s meet some of them!

Meet Arnost Dubovy, the team’s star centerfielder and a high school teacher of geography and physical education. Imagine someone being one of his students and knowing that their teacher is a real baseball star representing their country on a world stage. And then there’s David Winkler, the team’s third base coach, and a talented woodworker. He puts down his tools at the end of the day and heads straight to the baseball field for training. And Jakub Grepl, a utility player and university student, juggles the demands of academia with the thrill of the game. 


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The Czech Republic is coming to make a grand entrance, and they’re bringing a team of dreamers and doers with them. They may not have fancy contracts, but what they lack in resources they make up for it in heart and spirit. 

How did baseball fans react to the interview? 

Baseball fans across the globe are erupting with support and are rooting for the Czech Republic team. They love the players and are ready to stand behind them on the world stage. 


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The World Baseball Classic is going to be a thrilling ride for fans and players alike! So sit tight, and revel in the joys of the beautiful sport!

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Written by:

Garima Verma


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Garima is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. She has recently graduated as a Master's student in Media and Communications. She is an avid reader and an ardent cinema fan.
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Abhishek Kumar