“You have to play according to the situation. Does it make sense to watch the runner on first base instead of tagging the runner on third base?”먹튀검증
A boss who wraps you affectionately is not a good thing. It also requires a rigorous instruction.
The player who plays that role in the Lotte Giants is ‘Captain’ Chi-Hong Ahn. He stands out for his extraordinary professional spirit and his serious attitude to baseball, which can sometimes feel stern.
Senior Jeon Jun-woo now embraces his juniors as the most senior, not as a captain. Noh Jin-hyeok and Yoo Kang-nam, who have transferred to free agents, will lead the dugout, but they are not the style to dominate the locker room. It is An Chi-hong’s job to set the team atmosphere and give bitter words to the young players.
An Chi-hong led the team to victory with three hits, including a preemptive solo shot, at the end of the first inning against the KIA Tigers in Busan on the 11th. It is also a home run in two consecutive games following the previous day.
Lotte is a relatively young team with a large proportion of rookies. Kim Min-seok and Yoon Dong-hee have already established themselves as the starting outfielders, and young blood is overflowing in elements such as Han Dong-hee, Go Seung-min, Choi Jun-yong, Son Seong-bin, and Jeong Bo-geun.
In particular, Kim Min-seok, who is called the ‘retired idol’, is growing as a star representing the league by starting in the All-Star game and winning performance awards from the first year of his debut. It is a year that proves that the nickname ‘the second Lee Jung-hoo’ is not just a pop-up.
However, he has not yet been converted from an infield to an outfielder in less than a year. There are minor mistakes that are not easily noticed in the karate.
In particular, in the match against Kiwoom on the 10th, he made his first mistake in his debut and made a very large mistake, drawing keen attention. In the bottom of the 6th inning, Kiwoom Lee Yong-gyu threw a normal midfielder fly ball.
Min-seok Kim, who we met before the game, explained, “It’s a mistake that shouldn’t be played again. He didn’t look at the ball and looked at the runner on first base and then dropped the ball.” As the runner on first base hadn’t tagged up, he had the intention of catching it quickly.
However, An Chi-hong declared that it was a ‘meaningless action’. “It’s not easy to catch runners returning home,” he said.
“When you play baseball, you have to accurately judge the situation and act. There were a lot of runners on first base, and Min-seok Kim came in (to catch the ball) and the runner caught his eye. However, the runner on third base tagged up and was about to go home. It’s not even, and if you’re a first base runner, there’s no reason to rush. In that case, I told you to focus on catching the ball first.”
Did the bitter voice of the argument have an effect? On this day, Kim Min-seok also played a big role with 2 hits, 1 RBI and 2 points in 4 at-bats, supporting the team’s victory. Not only the defense that has become more solid, but also the active running base play as usual stood out.