The Korean baseball team, which will participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), pledged to restore its honor and threw a strong vote.
The national team players, including Lee Kang-cheol, convened on the 16th at the Riviera Hotel in Gangnam-gu, Seoul. Among the 30 players, active major leaguers Tommy Edman (St. Louis), Ji-man Choi (Pittsburgh), KBO League Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom), So-Jun Sohn, Ko Young-pyo (kt), Lee Yong-chan, Koo Chang-mo, Park Geon-woo (NC), 19 people gathered, excluding those trained in the United States, such as Won Tae-in (Samsung), Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG), and Lee Eui-ri (KIA).
On this day, coach Lee, Yang Eui-ji (Doosan), Kim Ha-seong (San Diego), and Go Woo-seok (LG) convened a press conference. Coach Lee said, “Everyone says it is a crisis (of Korean baseball), but I will take this as an opportunity and prepare to play many games with these players with a national team roster filled with young players and veterans.”
He then hinted, “I hope the players can build a good body and do it without regret.” Korea achieved the legend of the first WBC semifinal in 2006, and even won the runner-up in 2009, but failed to pass the first round in 2013 and 2017.
With captain Kim Hyeon-soo (LG) as the main axis, he aims to restore his reputation. Director Lee explained, “The players picked Kim Hyun-soo as the captain,” and “He has a lot of experience and a sad personality, and he seems to fit well.” Kim Hyun-soo has contributed to the myth of winning the gold medal in 9 matches at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Yang Eui-ji, the starting catcher of the national team, said, “Recently (the results) have been bad in the national team, but I think this national team is the last, and I will prepare well to repay the people with coach Lee Kang-cheol.” Yang Eui-ji was the fourth hitter at last year’s Tokyo Olympics, but the extreme sluggish batting is considered one of the reasons for the no medal.
Ko Woo-seok, who also showed a disappointing appearance at the Tokyo Olympics, is also eager. Ko Woo-seok said, “It’s my first time going to the WBC, and whenever I play with the Taegeuk mark, something jumps in my heart.”온라인바카라,
Kim Ha-seong, who was reborn as a top infielder in the major leagues (MLB) in the last two seasons, said, “I will do my best to win every game.” Kim Ha-seong promised the strongest keystone combination, saying, “Edman is a switch hitter, so he will help the team.”
Korea will play the first round against Australia, Japan, Czech Republic and China in Tokyo, Japan. Coach Lee said, “I watched the Australian game, but I play Asian baseball, but it’s not a bunt style.” “, he said of the strategy.
The opponent in the second match is Japan. Coach Lee said, “Japan has picked a player they know by name, but we need to analyze their strength.”