Shohei Ohtani Leaves Part-Time Czech Electrician With an Unforgettable Gift After Going Viral During World Baseball Classic Encounter

Published 03/14/2023, 1:53 PM EDT

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Baseball is often known as America’s favorite pastime, but its popularity extends far beyond the United States. It is indeed the sport that has the power to bring people of all cultures together, and World Baseball Classic is its perfect example. America’s star player, LA Angels’ two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani is playing for his homeland team in WBC, team Japan. A couple of days ago, Ohtani’s team Japan, went against the Czech Republic. 

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The latter gave tough competition initially and even struck out the two-way phenom by pitcher Ondrej Satoria. However, in the end, team Japan rose and emerged victorious in the game by 10-2. But one of the great moments came two days after the game. Czech Republic’s pitcher, Satoria, who struck out Ohtani, got a picture clicked with him. Soon after he posted the picture of him standing beside Ohtani holding the signed jersey, baseball fans around the world started pouring their love for the two athletes. 

Shohei Ohtani once again left baseball fans mesmerized 

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This time, without his play, just by standing beside his competition, Ohtani left baseball fans mesmerized. Ohtani gifted Satoria a WBC jersey signed by many players, which Satoria might never forget. 

Following are some of the reactions of baseball fans toward Ohtani and Satoria standing proudly beside each other. 

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In its qualifying stage, Team Japan played games against teams China, Korea, Australia, and the Czech Republic. Beating them all, team Japan entered the quarterfinals and became a favorite to win the 2023’s World Baseball Classic. 

Ohtani and Satoria: two of the best friends?

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As the fans bid goodbye, they beamed with joy at the friendship between the two countries. Calling Satoria and Ohtani two of the best in WBC, the fans expressed their desire to watch them in the next World Baseball Classic. 

Needless to say, like the Czech Republic’s pitcher and part-time electrician Ondrej Satoria, fans of the World Baseball Classic were left mesmerized by the charms of the LA Angels’ ace, the iconic Shohei Ohtani. 

And now, team Japan, after becoming one of the favorite teams to win the World Baseball Classic championship, is on its way to fighting other teams in the quarterfinals. 

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Who do you think will win the World Baseball Classic? Is it team Japan because of Ohtani being in it, or is it some other? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rakshita Madan

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Rakshita Madan is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. She is an engineering graduate and is currently pursuing her MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai. Rakshita has experience in writing for more than four years now, with one of her writings even getting published in an anthology.
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