The national team that came in the criticism public opinion, returned to the team after dissolution The
national team that confirmed the elimination of the first round of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) entered Korea in a heavy atmosphere.
The WBC baseball team, led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, returned to Korea through Incheon International Airport Terminal 2 on the afternoon of the 14th. Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) and Tommy Hyun-soo Edman (St. Louis Cardinals) headed to the United States to join their team.
As time passed, baseball fans gathered one by one at the arrival hall. And around 5:25 p.m., players packed up and showed up. Starting with Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG Landers), Jung Cheol-won (Doosan Bears), Won Tae-in (Samsung Lions), and Kim Won-joong (Lotte Giants) came out one after another. Some players responded to fan service requests, but most quickly left the airport.
KBO support staff and coaching staff such as Lee Kang-cheol also came out to the arrivals hall. Standing in front of the camera, director Lee said, “I’m sorry. All I can say is that I’m sorry. I just can’t think of anything.”
He continued, “While we were together, the players prepared well and practiced as much as ever to build up their bodies quickly. The results came out like this, but the players did really well, so I would appreciate it if you refrain from criticizing the players a little. Criticize everything,” he said.
“Players have to play baseball again in the future. There are Asian Games this fall and the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC), so I hope you will tell me a lot of good things. This result came about because I was lacking in everything,” he admitted. did.
When asked about the full-time coaching system for the national team, “I don’t have time to think about that. In fact, the players did very well, but they couldn’t show their skills. Young players like (So) Hyeong-jun and (Lee) Eui-ri threw their own balls. “(The players) should have had good enough results, but I’m sorry, but the players will also be very disappointed. (The players) have accumulated experience, so they will grow a little more and be able to achieve good results in future international competitions, “he added.
However, when asked about the burden imposed on some pitchers and the request for timing of players from some clubs, manager Lee Kang-cheol showed an uncomfortable look. He said, “I wish I could find out how many pitchers are used in the Korean Series and say something.”
In the course of this tournament, Jeong Cheol-won and Kim Won-joong pitched in 5 games including the evaluation match, but there were not a few pitchers who were not used. As a result, a lot of criticism was poured into coach Lee’s pitching technique, and Lee’s idea was that he had no choice but to actively utilize pitchers in good condition, even though the nature of the game was slightly different. This is why the word Korean series was brought up.
However, it was not the clear answer fans wanted to hear.
There was no shouting or swearing, but a lethargic way back home… Now,
there were no fans who interfered with the players’ return home by yelling at preparations for the season or spitting out swear words. Fans who came directly to the airport greeted the players calmly, taking pictures or asking for autographs. There was also a fan who only watched the players enter from a distance.
The scattered players without a separate return event now return to their own teams and prepare for the opening of the regular season.메이저놀이터 Some players immediately join the squad for demonstration games, while others take a break. Each team is expected to adjust the schedule of the players selected for the national team according to their condition.
In particular, considering that there were players or teams who suffered from the ‘WBC sequelae’ in the previous tournament, the players who participated in the tournament are expected to act as a big variable in the ranking competition at the beginning of the season. The 2023 KBO League demonstration game, which started on the 13th, will run until the 28th, and the regular season will open on the 1st of the following month.