Why is this real?… Why is ‘Cuban Missile’ on the WBC England reserve list?

January 26, 2023 0 Comments

 Will ‘Cuban Missile’ Aroldis Chapman (35), who showed incomparable power in the major leagues, compete in the WBC? But this time, his nationality is British, not Cuban.

On the 26th (Korean time), Yodano Camona of ‘Perota Cubana’, which delivers Cuban baseball news, said on his SNS, ‘Chapman was named to the 50-man reserve list for the British WBC team. It is unknown whether Chapman will actually play.’

Cuban-born Chapman is a representative Cuban exile player who escaped from his accommodation while participating in an international competition in 2009. And in 2016, he even obtained US citizenship. 

But why can he be selected for the England national team? Chapman’s parents are from Sister Ica. Sister Ika was a British colony until 1962, and her parents are British nationals. Chapman is also eligible for British citizenship. 

This is possible because of the WBC’s free nationality selection law. If you have dual citizenship, you can choose one nationality to participate in the WBC, and you can choose your parents’ nationality to represent you.  토토사이트

In fact, Ha-sung Kim’s colleague Manny Machado (San Diego) is from Miami, Florida, USA, and has participated in international competitions as a US youth national team. Chapman also joined the WBC as a member of the Cuban national team in 2009, just before his exile.

England passed the WBC qualifiers held in Germany in September last year and confirmed its participation in the WBC for the first time in history. However, from the standpoint of England, which lacks a player base, they had no choice but to inquire about their relationship with major leaguers, and they reached out to Chapman, who was not included in the Cuban national team roster. 

After his 2009 exile, he shocked the major leagues with his 2010 major league debut with the Cincinnati Reds. Chapman, who was called the “Cuban Missile” for his fastball that threw up to 170 km, recorded 44 wins, 35 losses, 315 saves, and an ERA of 2.48 in 667 games in 13 seasons in the major leagues.

He reigned as a top-class closer through Cincinnati, Chicago Cubs, and New York Yankees, but his recent lack of skill was noticeable. At the end of last year’s season when he was a member of the Yankees, he had to bitterly end his company with a ridiculous act of getting a tattoo on his leg and being listed on the injured list due to a bacterial infection. Recently signed a one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Kansas City Royals.

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