Choi Jeong (36), a ‘boy trader’ who has turned 36, will burn the final flame at the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic), which could be the last international tournament of his career.
On the 17th (hereinafter Korean time), Choi Jeong-eun started as a third baseman 3 times in the WBC preparation match against the NC Dinos held at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA, and played 1 hit in 1 at-bat (1 home run), 1 RBI, 1 walk, leading the national team. led to an 8-2 victory.
Choi Jeong-eun, who walked on base from the first at-bat in the first inning, took the lead in the third inning with a 2-0 lead, widening the gap by hitting a solo homer with a huge left-handed ball, which was a patent. NC He hit a single shot that brought an early win against third pitcher Seongyoung Choi, left-hander.
Choi Jeong-eun, who we met after the game, said, 온라인카지노“I feel like I have improved a lot technically. He said, “I can’t see my body condition 100% now, but it’s getting better,” he said. “I started building my body a little faster this time. After continuing his routine, he went to the SSG Florida camp and picked up his pace faster than others.”
Regarding the WBC official ball, “Unfortunately, the ball was hit with the KBO League official ball, but I experienced the WBC official ball when defending.” He threw the ball out and gained a bit of confidence,” he explained.
Choi Jeong-eun is the only professional third baseman in the national team. Initially, Heo Kyung-min (Doosan) was selected as the backup third baseman, but he suffered a back injury right before the final entry was announced and dropped out. Head coach Lee Kang-chul is considering a plan B of appointing Kim Ha-seong as third baseman and Oh Ji-hwan as shortstop, but the best scenario is for Choi Jeong to keep third base. Only then can you look higher.
Choi Jeong-eun said, “It is true that I am the only professional third baseman, so it is very burdensome, but he is mind-controlling, thinking that this tournament can be the last national team. He intends to do his best and have no regrets.”
National third baseman Choi Jeong-eun is participating in the WBC for the first time in 10 years since the 2013 tournament. He, who became a veteran player of the national team before he knew it, said, “I feel very different from then. At that time, there were a lot of seniors, and I had the mind to not be nervous and have fun.” The goal is to make plays that help the team somehow.”
Ironically, the tension is greater now as a veteran than 10 years ago. This is because the responsibility has increased. Choi Jeong-eun said, “I think I will become more nervous as the tournament approaches.” I will do my best with concentration during the game,” he promised the last spark.