Japan’s WBC representative this time is definitely Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels). However, the real leader is Yu Darvish (37, San Diego Padres). He has the longest MLB career and the most WBC experience.
Darvish was the only one of the five Japanese big leaguers to enter the country for the WBC national team camp. Japanese media such as Sankei Sports reported on the 15th, “Darvish arrived at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on the 14th.” From the 17th, Japan will start training for the national team in Miyazaki, Japan. Shohei Ohtani, Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs), Lars Nutba (St. Louis Cardinals), and Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox) will join the camp after playing in some exhibition games in March.
In his entry interview, Darvish revealed his will to take care of himself like a big leaguer, saying, “Even if you think of the club that allowed you to join early, you shouldn’t get injured or lose your pace.” Regarding the amount of training, he added, “I will keep my own routine and find the right amount of training while considering the MLB regular season.” 메이저사이트
Darvish is a player who has the potential to break Park Chan-ho’s record for the most wins by an Asian. It means that he is a player who has entered the ranks of Japanese baseball legends. Nevertheless, he shook his head quietly despite the so-called ‘position to point out and teach’.
He emphasized the ‘horizontal relationship’, “I am a player, and other representative players are also professional players. Each has different strengths and weaknesses. I plan to find a better direction while sharing the information I have.”
In an earlier interview, Darvish said, “The WBC is not a war. There is no need to insist that you cannot go back to Japan if you do not win,” he said, pointing out the overheated atmosphere in Japan. It is slightly different from Japan’s baseball philosophy, which has always emphasized the samurai spirit of fighting spirit and invincibility. Darvish, who signed a six-year contract, also hinted at the possibility of participating in the WBC, which will be held four years later. That means that he has a strong sense of pride in the national team. The Japanese archipelago is excited by the dignity of the leader who chose to join early