“There is no leader who pulls and pulls like Ichiro Suzuki.”
In December 2011, Jang Hoon (Japanese name Isao Harimoto), who had announced his retirement from regular appearances in the broadcast after 23 years, met viewers with a special appearance to welcome the new year. In this meeting, he used his character to scold the Japanese national team for one weakness.
Jang Hoon appeared on TBS Sunday Morning in Japan on the 8th. He returned after a long time to the broadcast, which he left in November 2011 due to retirement notice and retirement in December. Following special appearances on March 27 and August 7 last year, this year, he appeared on the first broadcast of the new year and showed a unique tip. He praised the preparation process of the Japanese national team for the WBC (World Baseball Classic), but was concerned about the ‘absence of a leader’.
Japan’s Chunichi Sports reported, “Baseball critic Jang Hoon has appeared on Sunday Morning for the first time in a while. Expecting the Japanese national team’s recapture of the throne in the WBC in March, he cited the lack of a leader like Ichiro to lead the team from behind as a factor of concern.”
Hoon Jang said, “I look forward to coach Hideki Kuriyama very much. Since he is such a member, I have concerns. (After the WBC), the regular season will soon start, so the players will be tired. Also, there is no one like Ichiro to lead from behind. I’m worried because I don’t have them. The only thing I’m worried about is this. The members are good.”토토
Meanwhile, the Japanese national team released the first list of players to participate in the WBC on the 12th. Major Leaguers Shohei Ohtani (Angels), Yu Darvish (San Diego), Seiya Suzuki (Cubs), Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix), Loki Sasaki (Chiba Lotte), and Munetaka Murakami (Yakult), who are active in Japanese professional baseball, were named. .
The Japanese national team will announce the final 30-man roster at the end of January.