Choi’s fiery knife move…”I needed the energy in the dugout”

Park Yoon-seo (AFP) – Pittsburgh Pirates’ Choi Ji-Man (32) raised eyebrows with his knife-sheathing gesture after delivering a game-winning hit.

Choi went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, two RBIs and a run scored while batting fourth in the lineup against the Cleveland Indians in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday (20 June).

Choi has produced a hit in three games since 16 April against the San Francisco Giants, raising his season batting average to 0.182 from 0.173. He now has eight RBIs on the season.

After grounding out to second base and left field in the second and fourth innings, respectively, Choi drew a walk to lead off the sixth inning.

Choi’s bat came alive in his fourth at-bat. With his team down 3-4 and two outs, Choi exploded for a two-run double to right field. Choi roared into the dugout and performed a knife sheathing ceremony.바카라사이트

Pittsburgh won the game 7-5, snapping a five-game losing streak, thanks to Choi’s game-winning hit.

“It was a win we needed today,” Choi told, “We’ve been struggling the last couple of days. We really needed a win to get our momentum going again.”

Choi’s pirate gimmick is also catching the eye of fans. After hitting a home run against San Francisco on the 15th, Choi brandished a toy sword in the dugout, and this time he drew it. The Pittsburgh Pirates even posted a video of Choi’s knife gesture on their official social media accounts.

“I needed more energy in the dugout, so when I drew the knife, I drew it harder than usual,” Choi said.

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