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“It feels like a 9-point gap…” Tokyo Dome ‘catastrophe’ atmosphere conveyed by Edman

The Korean baseball team, which competed in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), lost 4-13 in the first round match against Japan at the Tokyo Dome in Japan 스포츠토토 on the 10th (Korean time).

The faces of the Korean team as they exited the Mixed Zone after the game were bloody. Angry with themselves and apologetic to the people who cheered them on, the players bowed their heads and exited the Mixed Zone. There was only heavy silence in the mixed zone where the players were waiting.

Kim Gwang-hyun, who started as a starting pitcher that day, quickly got out of the mixed zone with a life-like look, and Lee Jung-hoo declined the interview request, saying, “I’m sorry.”

I managed to catch Tommy Hyeonsu Edman (28, St. Louis Cardinals), who was leaving the Mixed Zone, and was able to hear a few words about his impressions of the game.

After the game, Edmund expressed the complete loss by 9 points, saying, “It was just very amazing.” He said of the Japanese national team, “It was a very talented team. There were many good pitchers and good hitters, and it was a good team anyway,” he said of his feelings before Japan.

I asked about the mood of the Korean national team. Edmon conveyed the atmosphere of the Tokyo Dome catastrophe in a word, saying, “I feel very upset.”

We still have matches against the Czech Republic and China. “We will rebound,” Edman said. We have the next few games left and we will win, hopefully we can advance to the next round.”

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