Captain Kim Hyun-soo (35, LG Twins) of the baseball team preparing for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) in Tucson, Arizona, USA, expressed regret over the unexpected local weather. .
Kim Hyun-soo met with reporters after a practice game against KT Wiz held at the Tucson Kino Veterans Stadium on the 24th (hereinafter Korean time) and said, “I personally don’t think I’m in good shape because the weather here isn’t warm.”메이저놀이터
As he said, the weather in Tucson is not good. Although they avoided the cold weather in Korea, it snowed from the first day of training (the 16th), and strong winds and rain continue after that.
The practice game with KT that day was originally scheduled for the 23rd, but was postponed one day due to strong winds.
Kim Hyun-soo said, “I came thinking that the weather in Arizona was good, but I didn’t know it would be this cold.” He expressed regret.
After spending about 10 days in a bad environment, the national team will finish training on the morning of the 27th and board the flight home. Then, on March 2, they will meet again at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.
Kim Hyun-soo said, “I think the players will take care of their physical condition. The important thing is to leave this place and be able to build up well until the first game against Australia on March 9th.” I think it could be made better,” he said.
Despite the bad weather, the overall batting condition of the national team is good. In three practice matches against NC Dinos, KIA Tigers and KT, he scored a total of 28 points.
Kim Hyun-soo is also doing his part with 3 hits in 8 at-bats, including a hit in every game in 3 games. However, he was still not satisfied with himself.
He said, “I still seem to be dull in all aspects. The posture of holding the bat is also awkward,” he said.
He continued, “Hitters are making good batting balls, but no hitter will feel good on their own. It is an advantageous situation for us to throw as the opposing teams practice.” I will find a sense by doing it,” he explained.
He emphasized, “I’m telling the players not to get sick and eat well. The WBC is really important, but as soon as it’s over, we have to start another season. Eating well and sleeping while preparing is the most important thing.”