2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Japanese baseball team ace Ohtani Shohei (29, LA Angels)’s ‘VVIP’ move is catching the eye.
Japan’s ‘Sanspo.com’ reported on the 3rd, “When Ohtani moved from Tokyo to Nagoya, he used a small plane rather than a Shinkansen.” Currently, the Japanese national team is training at the Nagoya Dome.메이저놀이터
When traveling from Tokyo to Nagoya, there is not much difference in time between a small plane and the Shinkansen. However, the cost of boarding a small plane is up to 500,000 yen (approximately 4.78 million won). The media explained that Ohtani boarded a small plane rather than a Shinkansen to avoid crowds of fans.
On the 1st, when Ohtani moved from the United States to Japan, she used a chartered flight and drew attention. The cost of boarding alone is at least 10 million yen (approximately 96 million won). Ohtani is truly receiving special treatment. After taking a break in Tokyo on the 2nd, Ohtani boarded a small plane following the chartered flight.
The Japanese national team, which is trying to win the championship for the first time in 14 years since 2009, has formed a complete team with Ohtani and Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox) joining.
Japan national team coach Hideki Kuriyama said, “Ohtani is the player who understands best how to prepare. I am not worried about him.
Ohtani is likely to start against China in the first match of the first round of Group B, which will be held at the Tokyo Dome in Japan on the 9th.