Ohtani is more important than work… MLB All-Star Game ‘Otani craze that can’t be stopped’

 On the 12th (Korean time), the player who attracted the most attention at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA, where the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League All-Star Game was held, was none other than ‘Lee Do-Ryu’ Ohtani Shohei (29, LA) Angels). Although he was unable to perform as a ‘double sword’ in the All-Star Game, fans who were moved by his monstrous performance this season chanted Ohtani’s name and cheered.

On this day, Ohtani started as the second designated hitter for the American League All-Star team. As he entered his first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning, fans reacted immediately. 47,159 fans who filled the stands chanted “Come to Seattle!”, surprising Ohtani. The cheers of the crowd were so loud that it was difficult to hear the relay broadcast. Contrary to fans’ expectations, he turned to strikeout, but his voice toward Ohtani did not diminish.

The spectator seats were occupied by many fans cheering for Ohtani. One fan drew attention with a cheering placard that appeared to have been made by himself. Wearing Ohtani’s All-Star Game uniform, he came to the stadium and cheered with a piece of paper that read, “Shohei Otani is more important than work.” He seemed to have put aside all of his own work and came to the stadium to support Ohtani.

Ohtani marked the day with no hits, one walk, and one strikeout in one at-bat. He performed less than expected. However, the fans did not stop cheering for Ohtani, the star of the stars, and Ohtani responded to the crowd with a unique smile. He expressed his gratitude, saying, “I heard the fans shouting clearly. This was the first time I’ve experienced this,” and “I tried to focus on the game. Seattle fans are really passionate.”

He played ‘cartoon baseball’ throughout the first half. Both of them showed their best performance and made the fans go wild. He appeared in 89 games as a hitter, posting a batting average of .302, 32 home runs and 71 RBIs, 63 runs scored, 11 stolen bases, an on-base percentage of 0.387, a slugging percentage of 0.663, and an OPS of 1.050. He ranked 1st overall in the majors in slugging percentage, 1st in home runs, 1st in OPS, 3rd in RBI, 8th in hits, 9th in runs scored, 9th in on-base percentage, and 10th in batting average. As a pitcher, he appeared in 17 games and pitched 100.1 innings, recording a 7-4 record with an ERA of 3.32, 132 strikeouts, a WHIP (on-base percentage per inning) of 1.10 and a hit rate of 0.189. He ranked first in batting average and fourth in strikeouts.바카라사이트

Meanwhile, in the 93rd Major League All-Star Game, the National League won a thrilling come-from-behind victory over the American League. They trailed 1-2 until the 7th inning, but scored 2 runs in the 8th to win 3-2. With this victory, they escaped from a 9-game losing streak. It marked a record of 44 wins, 2 draws and 47 losses. Elias Dias, who hit a come-from-behind two-run four in the 8th inning, won the 2023 Major League All-Star Game MVP.

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