Coach Lee Kang-cheol, who leads the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team, left for the United States. First of all, the KT spring camp of the affiliated team comes first, but the worry about the timing of the joining of overseas players, who are the main players in the upcoming WBC national team training, cannot be erased.
Director Lee met with reporters at Incheon International Airport on the 27th and said, “Kim Ha-seong (San Diego) is expected to join Gocheok training. (Tommy) I also told Edmund (St. Louis), ‘Please come to Gocheok training,'” he said. “We have to wait and see if Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh) joins.” According to coach Lee’s explanation, Kim Ha-seong and Edmund can participate in the national team’s training, which begins at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on March 2 at the earliest.
The training, which starts on the 14th of next month in Tucson, Arizona, USA, must be completed without overseas fans.
Even after joining Gocheok training, Kim Ha-sung and Edman are unlikely to be able to participate in a practice match against a KBO League 2nd team. Coach Lee said, “I have to check more, but I know that the big leaguers cannot play their own practice games caught by the KBO.” The WBC national team leaves for Osaka, Japan on March 4, and will play an evaluation match against Orix and Hanshin on March 6 and 7. It is a story that Kim Ha-seong and Edman can participate only in evaluation matches against Orix and Hanshin, which are recognized as ‘official evaluation matches’ by the WBC secretariat.
It is currently unclear whether Choi Ji-man, a left-handed hitter, will join Gocheok training. The team has not yet received permission to participate in the WBC. Director Lee said, “It is best for Choi Ji-man to join, but we must prepare for the case that he cannot come.” However, he said that he decided not to select a reserve player until Choi Ji-man’s joining finally failed.
The concept of the WBC mound has also begun. Coach Lee said, “I think about the timing of the WBC pitcher change even while sleeping,” and added a promise, “I want to continue the fever of the Qatar World Cup (Korean football advance to the round of 16).”
Meanwhile, Kim Ha-seong also left for the United States on this day to participate in the spring camp of his team.
In response to a reporter’s question, “Isn’t there not enough time to work together in the national team?” He replied, “There will be no big problems in communication.” 온라인바카라
At the same time, he said, “After participating in several demonstration games in the United States, I will join the national team, but it is not bad because I can get acquainted with the fastball pitchers’ balls.”
He also said, “Edman is such a good player, so I’m not worried at all about breathing in defense” about playing as a “keystone combination” with Edman, who he plays with in the major leagues. Ha-seong Kim continued, “Director Kang-cheol Lee said, ‘I hope I can build a good body,’ so I said I was confident.”