“I asked if he wanted to eat lunch, and he said he was sleeping.”
Shohei Ohtani’s Los Angeles Angels played three consecutive away games against the St. Louis Cardinals from the 3rd (hereinafter Korean time) to the 5th. From the 29th to the 1st of last month, there was a day of rest (2nd) after three consecutive matches against the Milwaukee Brewers.
St. Louis has outfielder Lars Nuthba,메이저사이트 who played for the Japanese national team at the WBC last March. As a Japanese-American, he made a connection with the Japanese national team and even won the championship. Coincidentally, Nutba’s St. Louis also had a day off on the 2nd after finishing three consecutive games against the Los Angeles Dodgers from the 29th to the 1st of last month.
According to MLB.com on the 4th, Nutba suggested lunch with Ohtani via text message that day. However, Ohtani refused for an unexpected reason. “I will sleep late.” It was a long-awaited day off, so the reason was that he wanted to sleep a lot to replenish his stamina and take care of his health.
“He sleeps a lot,” Nuthba said. “I asked if he wanted to eat lunch, and he said he was sleeping. However, he is an ordinary person. he is a humble man His face also looks relaxed. He’s a great guy and a great friend. Obviously he’s an amazing baseball player, but he’s pretty easygoing.”
Of course, Nutba said, “Ohtani’s strict sleeping habits were one of the things I learned about him during my time as a teammate at the WBC.” It is a joke that he said with a smile, but it can be seen that Ohtani is faithful to self-management. In the end, the two couldn’t eat together for three days.
Typically, baseball players go to the stadium in the morning or during the day, play until late at night, and leave work. Because of this, he can usually sleep late. However, major league clubs travel frequently and have long schedules, so physical fitness is very important. Even on weekdays, there are many daytime games organized on moving days. There are many days when I can’t sleep late. As an athlete and as a person, it is of course important to have a good night’s sleep. It is the basis of health. Journalists who are overworked also do not sleep well. I envy Ohtani.
Of course, Ohtani and Nutba met happily in the left outfield before the first day of the three-game series. MLB.com said, “I had a chance to meet before the opening of the three-game series, and I spent time in the left outfield.” In the photo posted on MLB.com Twitter, the expression of the two is very bright.