In the fall of 2012, I published a book titled ‘What is a Manager?’ with former Hanwha Eagles coach Kim Seong-geun. The gist is this. Coach Kim Seong-geun argued that baseball is played by managers, while the author argued that baseball is played by players. Whether on my team or at international competitions, I always felt grateful to the players.
The ‘2012 Cho-A Pharmaceutical Professional Baseball Awards Ceremony’, jointly established by Daily Sports and Cho-A Pharmaceutical, was held at the Grand Ballroom of the Seoul Plaza Hotel in Jung-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 6th. Lee Seung-yeop of Samsung, who won the Best Batter Award, is accompanied by manager Kim Seong-geun (left) and Kim In-sik (right). I am visiting the director and saying hello.소닉카지노
More than 10 years have passed since then. Looking back, both statements are true and both statements are wrong. You could say that this is an extremely natural conclusion. However, it took a lot of experience and time to realize this.
Basically, baseball is about coaches and players working together. In fact, during one season, there are not many additional wins that can be brought to the team through the manager’s ability. However, what is important is whether the manager can win in a critical situation.
Except for the first-place LG Twins and the lower-ranked teams, the remaining teams are doing their best to prepare for fall baseball. As we have seen in recent years, advancing to or being eliminated from the postseason can be determined by half a game. This is why I feel once again the importance of supervision at this time.
The U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) is also in the midst of a fight to secure wild card advancement. The game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Washington Nationals on the 30th of last month. Toronto catcher Alejandro Kirk played as a designated hitter that day and hit a double with one out in the 8th inning when the team was down 2-5. Toronto then gained one more point due to a wild pitch from the opponent, and Kirk advanced to third base.
When the follow-up batter hit a fly ball to center field, Kirk dug into the groove and was narrowly out. In my opinion, Kirk is the slowest player among Toronto’s fielders. When he advanced to third base, he thought he needed to be replaced with a pinch runner, which was a shame. If he didn’t have a fielder to replace him, he wonders what would have happened if he had brought in a pitcher as a pinch runner. Toronto trailed by one run in the 9th inning, but ended up losing 4-5. It was a game that showed how important a coach’s judgment and ability are. Perhaps Toronto may be eliminated from the wild card race by half a game due to a painful loss today.
Like MLB, the battle for rankings in the KBO league is fierce. There is fierce competition between 2nd place KT Wiz, as well as NC Dinos, Doosan Bears, KIA Tigers, and SSG Landers. The 7th-place Lotte Giants are also not giving up hope.
In MLB, there is little room for coaches to intervene in the game because the player skills are exceptional. However, our players probably need more signs (instructions). At such an important time, I think the coach should personally provide everything from defensive movements to ball mixing signs. Sometimes, starting pitchers can be dragged out for a long time, or bullpen pitchers can be boldly brought in early. The manager’s role can determine whether or not a team advances to fall baseball.
The higher the team, the more able it is to cover the manager’s mistakes. However, the weaker the team’s strength, the more noticeable the coach’s ‘mistakes’ become. A coach should not sit still on the bench. This is the busiest time.