Among the teams participating in this WBC, there is a team that draws attention for its passion rather than its skills.
The Czech Republic belongs to the same group as us.
The director is an incumbent doctor, Ace is an 메이저놀이터 incumbent firefighter, literally a foreign team, and the journey to advance to the WBC is said to be released as a documentary film.
This is reporter Jeon Hoon-chil.
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The Czech baseball team advanced to the WBC for the first time in history by defeating Spain in September last year.
It became a hot topic with a blast caused by a baseball wasteland that had never produced a single major leaguer.
[Martin Muzik/Czech Baseball Team]
“It will be an experience that no one will ever forget. It’s such a great feeling. I’m so happy.”
Martin Schneider, who won this match.
He is a key Czech pitcher and shortstop, but his real job is as a firefighter.
Working 24 hours on weekdays and then taking two days off, I head to the baseball field every weekend.
Dubobi, an outfielder, is a high school geography teacher.
Director Hatim is a renowned neurologist.
During the weekdays, they devoted themselves to their jobs and developed their skills in the Czech League, where they only played three days a week.
There is not a single overseas player, but since Hadim took over as head coach two years ago, the newly selected players have become one with a family-like bond, and after an unexpected victory over Spain, which has many minor leaguers, they are on the world’s best stage.
The Czech Republic’s process of entering the WBC, which was literally a foreign club, was made into a documentary film and will be released online tomorrow.
[Petr Zima/Czech Baseball Team]
“I didn’t care whether the opposing pitcher was a Double-A player or a Triple-A player. I thought an opportunity would come if we just did what we prepared.”
Ahead of the tournament, the Czech Republic’s journey became more interesting as Eric Sogad, an infielder with 11 years of experience in the big leagues, decided to join the national team through his mother’s nationality.