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Chicago Cubs Pitcher Hilariously Changes Locker Nameplate

Kitakyushu native and Chicago Cubs rookie pitcher Shota Imanaga has begun wearing his new locker nameplate.

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Shota Imanaga may become known to fans by his nickname “Mike” from Sports Illustrated. report.

Cubs reporter Andy Martinez wrote, “Shota Imanaga’s locker in the clubhouse has a new name: ‘Mike Imanaga II.'”

The reason for this interesting name change is apparently Imanaga When ordering coffee, use the name Mike instead of Shota.

So what is the reason for adding the suffix “II”?

“It just sounds cool,” explains Imanaga.

One can only imagine how Cubs fans will jokingly react to this at home games, or how opposing fans will take it when the Cubs come to town.

The 30-year-old is a rookie in the MLB, but previously Played He is a member of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars in the Nippon Professional Baseball League (NPB). (Related article: Backflip Reds fan tasered by cop becomes even more legendary after highly entertaining exchange with judge)

Imanaga currently has a record of 6 wins and 1 loss with an ERA of 1.96 and is aiming to join the National League’s top team. All-Star TeamAccording to Sports Illustrated, he has struck out 72 batters in 69 innings and has started 12 games.