All the left-handers of the national team gathered.
The Korean baseball team, which will participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) next month, started its first pre-training on the 16th (Korean time) at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The players who were training in their respective clubs wore matching uniforms with ‘Korea’ engraved on them for the first time that day, and pledged to promote the tournament.
Left-handed pitchers also trained together for the first time that day. Kim Gwang-hyeon, who picked Chang-mo Koo as the ‘successor to the left-hander of the national team’ in a recent interview, and his successor Chang-mo Koo were also present at this event. Except for So-Jun Sohn, who pitched in the bullpen that day, the pitchers warmed up with light running and catch balls.
Kim Gwang-hyun was asked by reporters during the club’s spring camp, “Who is the junior who can succeed the left-handed ace genealogy?”
Kim Gwang-hyun said, “The coach also talked about many things, such as expectations for Koo Chang-mo. I think joining the national team and going to the game itself is a great experience. You can learn by watching. I also experienced a lot with the national team, but I think there are still things to learn.”
After training on the 16th, Koo Chang-mo, who met with reporters, responded to Kim Gwang-hyun’s ‘favorite’, saying, “It’s an honor. I will learn a lot from my seniors while training and work hard so that I can succeed.” 보증놀이터
Koo Chang-mo is loved not only by his left-handed senior, but also by Yang Eui-ji, who matched battery breathing until last year. Yang Eui-ji said that after checking into the national team’s accommodation on the 15th, he met Gu Chang-mo, patted her head, and asked, “Are you doing well?”
Gu Chang-mo said, “It’s a big help. He’s a senior who has been breathing every time during the season, so I’m going to be able to rely on him a lot and throw it comfortably.”
So, this national team is a precious opportunity for Koo Chang-mo. It is because it is virtually the last national team for the golden generation from 1986 to 1988, such as Yang Eui-ji, Kim Gwang-hyun, and Yang Hyeon-jong. Koo Chang-mo said, “I’m looking forward to it because I feel like I’m getting good energy from training with good players.”