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When it comes to sports parties, the fans of Japan are usually in the news for good and curious actions. This Saturday, in the World Baseball Classic match between Japan and Australia, the fans showed good manners and respect when the young woman in charge of catching a home run by Shohei Ohtani lent the ball so that her compatriots could photograph it.
Major League Baseball (MLB) was in charge of disseminating this audiovisual document on Twitter. In the video you can see how the fan gave the ball to those present in the stands so that each one could capture the moment on her phones. In the end, the fans were happy with this memorable memory and the ball returned to the hands of its owner.
This fact caused a sensation and generated an avalanche of positive comments on social networks. “When I see things like this, I think about how I wish my children grew up in that kind of environment. As Americans, we need to do better than we’ve ever been,” one Twitter user opined.
“Japan, the best country in the world”; “How many people would end up in the hospital and/or jail if this happened at Citizens Bank Park?”; “It is a privilege to have been there to see it. They are appreciating it”, were some reactions.
In the first inning of this game, Ohtani hit a massive 448-foot home run. This long-range drive marked his first home run in the tournament. Japan ended up winning Australia 7-1. The Japanese averaged .500 with six hits, one home run, eight RBIs and seven walks.
He also successfully stole a base and struck out three times. As a pitcher he had a four-inning start with five strikeouts and no runs in his debut against China.
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