Lukash Erkoli (27) starts work at 8:00 am and works until 5:00 pm as a PR officer for a Czech press.
However, after work, he ‘transforms’ into a pitcher for the Czech national baseball team.
Recently, he focused on the method of attacking Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels), who caused the double-tapping syndrome in the American professional baseball major league, and came to a conclusion.
He assumes that Ohtani, who is playing for Japan in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), will play in the first round Group B match against the Czech Republic at Tokyo Dome, Japan on March 11, and he is on the mound.
“First, I will throw an inside fastball. Ohtani may or may not hit a home run. (After the 2nd strike) I will try to strike out with the slider. When Ohtani, surprised by the inside fastball, steps back, I plan to throw an outside slider. .Let’s see if my plan will work.” 윈 토토
Ercoli met Ohtani at an international tournament during his youth representative days, and gave up a double and a walk.
After that, the gap between the two widened even more.
Ercoli is an ‘amateur’, and Ohtani is a world-class professional player who was named the 2021 American League Most Valuable Player.
However, Ercoli dreams of striking out Ohtani.
As he succeeded in advancing to the 2023 WBC finals, he also got a chance to fulfill his dream.
MLB.com posted a long article introducing the Czech national team on the 2nd (Korean time).