Lee Kang-cheol, the coach of the Korean baseball team, took a heavy step on the 28th (Korean time) leaving Arizona, USA.
Head coach Lee, who leads the national team to participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) next month, has conducted the national team’s pre-training from the 15th. However, coach Lee had been in the US since the 1st. It was because of his team, kt wiz spring camp.
He belatedly joined the national team at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, which was used by kt and the KIA Tigers. Coach Lee couldn’t go because of the national team’s training schedule, even though kt players were training at the ground next door. He even encouraged kt players passing by during national team training.
Coach Lee and KT Futures coach and national team hitting coach Kim Ki-tae gathered together with the kt players just before their departure on the 28th. Wearing a kt club jumper for the first time in a while, coach Lee left a short and bold message at the gathering of the players before training, saying, “Prepare well at camp and prepare for the season without injury.”
Coach Kim also cheered for the players, saying, “I hope we finish the season well. Let’s be happy and healthy.” The players applauded and sent the two coaches and the national team away.
At this time, captain Park Kyung-soo stepped up. Park Kyung-soo shouted “Fighting”, saying, “Let’s clap for Ju Kwon to go for the WBC,” and the players applauded Ju Kwon, who participated in the WBC as a member of the Chinese national team. After 2017, Ju-kwon will go to the Chinese national team for the second time in a row.
Coach Lee trusted head coach Kim Tae-gyun and entrusted the team with the spring camp. Coach Lee showed his faith in the team’s squad, saying, “I’ve seen people to watch, and all the main players have made it well. There is no big worry, the head coach will do well. The players know what style they are, so they will prepare well.”
Leaving without seeing the spring camp, which determines farming for the year, must be uneasy as a coach. However, coach Lee accepted a heavy position with only one responsibility of playing for the country. After the training on the 28th, coach Lee said, “I have a sense of responsibility. There is an invisible weight,” and revealed his impressions of directing the first national team training. 온라인바카라
The national team led by coach Lee will return to Korea on the 1st and start training at the Gocheok Sky Dome on the 2nd and 3rd. From this time, two major leaguers, Ha-seong Kim and Tommy Edman, will also join. On the 3rd, they will play a practice game against the SSG Landers Futures team, and on the 4th, they will leave for Osaka, Japan, and play two official evaluation matches against the NPB teams.
After the game against the Hanshin Tigers on the 7th, the national team will move to Tokyo, conduct an official training session at the Tokyo Dome on the 8th, and start the preliminary round against Australia on the 9th. They will play Japan on the 10th, the Czech Republic on the 12th, and China on the 13th to advance to the quarterfinals.