The WBC team, which finally became a ‘complete team’ with major leaguers Kim Ha-seong and Tommy Edman, had their first training session at Gocheok Sky Dome바카라. The two players, who are evaluated as the best ‘keystone combination’ of this tournament, raised their thumbs toward each other after working together for the first time.
This is reporter Jeon Young-min.
After getting off the bus wearing the Korean national team uniform for the first time, Tommy Edman enters the Gocheok Dome while chatting with his teammates.
He conveyed the extraordinary feeling of wearing a uniform with ‘Korea’ written on his chest for the first time.
[Tommy Edman/WBC national team infielder: (When I first wore the uniform) It was a very special feeling. I could immediately feel that I was representing the country.]
Second baseman Edmon and shortstop Kim Ha-seong, who will form the best keystone pairing of the tournament, stayed next to Edmon throughout training and helped him adapt.
During batting training, when Edmon hit a large ball that hit the right pole, coach Lee Kang-cheol and Kim Ha-seong and other players cheered.
[Tommy Edmon/WBC national team infielder: Ha-seong Kim led bunt defense and infield defense practice.]
[Kim Ha-seong/WBC national team infielder: At first glance, you can see how good a player he is, so I have a little more confidence in that part.]
Edmon boasted that he learned a lot of Korean from the players.
[Tommy Edman/WBC national team infielder: I learned that ‘Nice to meet you’ and the veterans said ‘Grandpa’.]
With the joining of the two major leaguers, the national team finally became a ‘complete team’ and had close to two hours of closed tactical training before a match situation. focused on preparation.