“I will catch both the WBC and the season two rabbits.”
I am full of anticipation and excitement before the new season. I have confidence as much as I prepared hard all winter. This is the story of Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres), a 3rd year Korean big leaguer. He is determined to show his best performance in the regular season of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) and Major League Baseball (MLB) by focusing on training more during the remaining period after arriving in the United States.
Kim Ha-seong met reporters before departing for the United States through Incheon International Airport Terminal 2 on the 27th and said, “I prepared hard this winter. As much as he prepared hard, he will do his best to catch two rabbits in the season with the WBC.”
Kim Ha-seong, who left for the United States on this day, plans to focus on technical training and training with personal coach Choi Won-jae in Los Angeles (LA). Afterwards, he will join his team’s San Diego spring camp in Arizona. In February, after focusing on the team spring camp, the WBC national team will join the WBC Korean national team jet lag adaptation and recovery training held at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on March 2-3.
It means that he will not be able to attend the WBC national team training, which starts on February 14 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. There is not enough time to match his hands and feet. That is why there are voices of concern about the breathing and sum of players.
Regarding this, Kim Ha-seong said, “When I was playing in Korea, I am close with my brothers and fellow players who were now selected for the national team, and there will be no major problems with communication.” He will join in good condition when he goes to Gocheok Dome.” He added, “I will join the national team after playing several MLB exhibition games in the United States, and learning the skills of fastball pitchers and participating in the WBC will also be helpful.”
At the same time, he looked back at the 2017 WBC, where he participated as the youngest member of the national team. At that time, the Korean national team lost to Israel and the Netherlands, and experienced the bitter taste of being eliminated in the first round of the finals. From the maknae to a full-fledged senior, he took on his second WBC challenge.카지노
Ha-seong Kim said, “At that time, it was actually my first national team, and I was the youngest. So, in fact, it was a tournament that I did not know well,” he recalled, “now that I am a mid-level player in the national team, so I feel responsible. There is a bit of pressure about grades, but as a player, it’s a matter that you have to accept as a matter of course. I will prepare hard and get good grades.”
Furthermore, he showed a strong will to win in the confrontation with his archrival Japan. It is said that it has an advantage over Japan with objective power, but the result can be known only when the lid is opened. Ha-seong Kim said, “The WBC is a short-term game, and you have to try all the games to know. We will do our best so that our players can prepare well and win the match against Japan.”