Ahead of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March, the St. Louis Cardinals players started a war of nerves (?).
Korean-American Tommy Hyeonsu Edman (28, St. Louis Cardinals) met with reporters on the 14th (Korean time) at Jupiter Rogerdin Stadium in Florida, USA where the St. Louis Cardinals spring training was held.
Edman plans to return to Seoul after working out at his team’s St. Louis Cardinals camp ground and playing in a major league exhibition game. He said, “I will meet the Korean national team in Seoul and move to Japan. I’ll be a little busy. But I’m really looking forward to it,” he said.
Many players from St. Louis, one of the major league teams in the US, will participate in this WBC tournament. St. Louis infielder Edmon will play for the Korean national team, and outfielder Lars Nuthba will play for the Japanese national team. In addition, there are veterans Adam Wainwright and Miles Michaels who participate in the WBC with the US team.
Edmund and Nutba will meet in Tokyo in March. Korea and Japan are in Group B and will face each other from the first round. It seems that the war of nerves between the two players has already begun. Edmund said, “We are preparing for the season as usual. I usually start hitting and throwing practice in November, then build up my power and speed. Recently, he started to stand at bat as well. When I become the WBC, I will be ready.” 먹튀검증
He even answered “Ohtani” to a Japanese reporter’s question, “Which Japanese team player are you most wary of?” “He is the best player in the major leagues,” Edman said. I am excited to see him play in Tokyo, Japan, his home country.”
Among them, fellow St. Louis Wainwright said Edmund and Nutba had already started competing in the clubhouse. Then Edman said, “Right. Whoever wins will get a chance to brag all year long, so I’m excited. He will have an interesting match against Nutba in Tokyo. I hope we can go further than Japan.”
Even in the battle of nerves between the two players, Wainwright told reporters, “It’s a good thing. They are players who can help the Korean and Japanese national teams, respectively. It would have been nice to play with the U.S. national team. I know their family history. You will be very proud. Isn’t it representative of the country of the family?”
Wainwright continued, “The two of them have already started competing. Both Korea and Japan are great teams. Edmon and Nutba are also good players. I will show good play, it will help the team,” he said. “I will have fun. It is also a great experience. Just participating in such a big competition is enough to motivate me. It will help them a lot in their careers.”
I also thought about meeting my teammates in Korea or Japan as a member of the U.S. national team. Wainwright said, “I want to join the national team. It feels good to think about winning. (Laughs) We will win the gold medal,” he showed confidence.