“It’s because I have a sore throat today. (In the season) I will prepare a great song for you.”
About 120 ‘young blood’ who will bring a blast to the professional baseball game gathered in one place. The rookies, who are receiving a lot of attention due to the influence of baseball entertainment, etc., showed their talents and composure uncharacteristic of rookies even in front of a camera with a senior player.
The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) held the 2023 KBO Rookie Orientation at the Daejeon Convention Center on the 12th. On this day, which was held face-to-face for the first time in three years due to the influence of Corona 19, 130 people from 10 clubs, including newcomers and foster players, attended.
Before the start of the event, the faces of the players who were divided into groups and chatted in groups of 2, 3, 5, recalled were clear. It was no wonder that the newbies rushed to the bakery during their short lunch break. 메이저사이트
The ‘star color’ could not be hidden. Kim Bum-seok, dressed in a shiny jumper for the LG Twins, skillfully answered questions posed by Park Ji-young, an announcer from MBC Sports Plus, assuming an interview with a distinguished athlete. When asked how he felt about being selected as the MVP in the first starting game, he said, “I’m happy that the team produced good results.” Samsung Lions 2nd rounder Park Kwon-hoo voluntarily took the microphone and sang singer Jung Seung-hwan’s ballad ‘Meet You’ passionately. Everyone in the audience burst into laughter at the ‘jae-rong’ that was willing to break the tone.
Even those players became very serious in front of the big seniors. KBSN commentator Park Yong-taek, a KBO legend, went up to the podium for his juniors and emphasized the attitude a professional baseball player should have. Commissioner Park said, “Professionals play six times a week, for 10 months in a year. He emphasized, “Always take a long breath,” and “There is no player who can run long without managing his body properly.” There was also a bone-chilling advice that once you have been in the company, you will be labeled as a ‘professional baseball player’ forever.
Heo Gu-yeon, president of the KBO, did not just send warm greetings. “A player who does well and a player who does not have a different mindset at the starting point,” he said. “To achieve your dream in the KBO, it is important to win the fight against yourself.” He repeatedly emphasized that he would adhere to the zero-tolerance principle for deviant behavior such as drunk driving. President Huh asserted, “There is no need for ‘players who are only good at baseball’ in Korean professional baseball anymore,” and “we have to do well with donations and other things that are required according to our social status.”