St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lars Nuthba made a ‘golden homecoming’.

On the 24th (Korean time), Nutba received cheers from fans as he entered the stadium ahead of an exhibition game against the New York Yankees held at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, USA.

On the 28th of last month, Nutba joined the Japanese national team after playing an exhibition game against the New York Mets and participated in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). Nutba inspired the Japanese national team with passion and contributed to a dramatic victory.

Since he was not a star player in the original team, there were skeptical evaluations in Japan when he joined the Japanese national team, but he changed his evaluation of himself by showing affinity and passion, such as spreading a pepper grinder ceremony to the national team, and proudly became a member of the championship.

When Nutba returned with good results, the fans welcomed him with cheers. The St. Louis club shared a video on social media of Nutba greeting fans cheering as he entered the stadium, introducing him as “International Superstar Lars Nutba.” ‘USA Today’ reporter Bob Nightingale shared the video and said, “Nutba became a cult hero in Japan overnight.” 바카라사이트

The ‘FOX Sports MLB’ account also said, “WBC champion Lars Nutba returned to St. Louis spring camp with a warm welcome.” The local magazine ‘St. Louis Post-Dispatch’ positively predicted on the 24th, “Nutba’s popularity will help expand the St. Louis brand in Japan.”

According to ‘Talking Baseball’, Nutba had 59,000 SNS followers before the WBC, but as of the 24th after the tournament, the number soared to 921,000, becoming the WBC participant who recorded the highest follower increase rate in a short period of time.

On the other hand, Nutba started as the 7th hitter and left fielder in the demonstration game that day and finished the return game with no hits and 1 walk in 1 at-bat.

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