“I know the meaning of the Korea-Japan War.”
“No colleagues this week.”
Korea and Japan are called ‘eternal rivals’. There is a sense of confrontation in the economy, society, culture, and sports as well as historical implications.
Korea and Japan also formed a fierce rivalry in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which is known as the World Cup of baseball. In the 2006 and 2009 competitions,먹튀검증 they fought eight times, and they faced each other tightly with 4 wins and 4 losses. Although Japan won the championship in both tournaments, Korea also greatly threatened Japan with semifinals and runner-up.
In this WBC, the competitive landscape between Korea and Japan has become more interesting. It is because there are teammates who are not born in both countries, but have played in different uniforms following their mother’s country. These are Tommy Edman (28) and Lars Nutba (26, St. Louis Cardinals).
Edmund and Nutba have been eating together since 2018. Both come from the United States and are in charge of St. Louis’ infield and outfield.
However, the two did not wear the same uniform in this WBC. Edmund, whose mother is Korean, was selected for the Korean national team and served as the starting second baseman.
Coincidentally, Edmund and Nutba have changed their temporary teams to Korea and Japan, which have the strongest rivalry in Asia. Even before the opening of this tournament, the two sparked interest by engaging in an invisible war of nerves. First, Edman said of his attitude toward Japan, saying, “I know the meaning of the Korea-Japan war.” Nutba also said, “Edman is my best friend, but here he wears a different uniform than mine. This week, I am neither a friend nor a colleague.”
Edmund and Nutba, who use their middle names Korean style ‘Hyeonsu’ and Japanese style ‘Taylor Tatsuji’ respectively, had a friendly confrontation on the 10th in Tokyo Dome, Japan, in the 2nd round of Group B of the 1st round of the WBC. The winner was Nuthba, who had the best day, making a big success in karate.
At the end of the 3rd inning, which was behind 0-3, Nutba hit a timely hit with 1 RBI exiting the infield from 1st and 2nd base unscathed. It was a hit that pierced the side of his friend Edmund. In the 7th inning, with 1 out and 1st base, after hitting a hit that fell in front of the right fielder, he reached second base with a witty run and received applause from his teammates.