The Lotte Giants, who are going to an overseas spring camp for the first time in three years, left with a ray of hope despite the tension.
Lotte pitching team, Noh Jin-hyeok (34), Kim Min-soo (25) and some other beasts left for Guam, USA, where the 2023 spring camp will be held via Gimhae International Airport at 8:30 am on the 20th. Lotte has an overseas camp for the first time in three years since 2020 (Adelaide, Australia).
The Lotte team is scheduled to depart for Guam on the 1st. However, pitchers who needed to build their bodies and fielders who needed technical training left for the camp first.
On this day, Gimhae International Airport was crowded with travelers going abroad for the Lunar New Year holiday. Accordingly, in preparation for an emergency, the Lotte team departed from the baseball field at dawn and left for the airport.
Lotte players, each with a luggage bag and passport, prepared for the move while talking. Even in the early hours, fans and tourists who visited the airport occasionally gave the players gifts or asked for pictures.
There were some players who couldn’t sleep amid the fast start and excitement of leaving overseas after a long time. 바카라 Pitcher Na Gyun-an (25) said, “I came after two hours of sleep. I was half worried and half excited because I went abroad for the first time in a while.” Smiled.
Noh Jin-hyeok, one of the few beasts to leave the country, said, “When I was in NC, I did all the technical training at Changwon NC Park, but since I was transferring the team, there was no place to train, so I thought it would be better to go in first.”
Choi Jun-yong (22), a 4-year-old who said this was his first overseas spring camp, expressed his determination to go and prepare well. He continued, “I heard that the weather is warm when I go and it’s good to exercise, and since I’ll be going (overseas) in the future, I’ll go there this time and find out what’s good and what’s not so I’ll gain experience.”
How does it feel to leave camp with two days left before Lunar New Year, the nation’s biggest holiday? Pitcher Kim Won-joong (30) said, “Honestly, I’ve never thought of a holiday.”
Noh Jin-hyeok, catcher Yoo Kang-nam (31), and pitcher Han Hyun-hee (30), who transferred through FA, will also join this spring camp. Choi Jun-yong said, “I will learn a lot from Hyeon-hee and Gangnam-hyung,” and Noh Jin-hyeok expressed his anticipation, saying, “The players on the starting lineup are young, so it’s nice to be able to get to know them first.