An old teacher and a disciple met in the national team.
From the 16th (Korean time), coach Lee Kang-cheol of the Korean national baseball team is conducting preliminary training for the national team to participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held next month at the Keno Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Coach Lee led kt Wiz until the 14th and left the team to head coach Kim Tae-gyun and moved to the national team.
Coach Lee wore the national team uniform for the first time in five years after serving as the national pitching coach at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. 메이저사이트 And he reunited with his old student Yang Hyeon-jong. From June 2007, when Yang Hyeon-jong joined, Lee served as the first-team pitching coach for the KIA until 2012. He laid the foundation for making young Yang Hyeon-jong an ace.
Yang Hyeon-jong is also happy to be reunited with director Lee. In an interview on the 19th, Yang Hyeon-jong said, “The coach said, ‘You’ve grown a lot.’ It was like going back in time,” he said.
Director Lee also smiled brightly, saying, “When I first saw Hyunjong at KIA, I didn’t know it would turn out like this (national team), but my heart is full too.” Director Lee praised Yang Hyeon-jong, saying, “I have come to be with a great pitcher.”
Director Lee said, “Looking at bullpen pitching, veterans have stable control even if their strength is a little low.
Among the left-handed pitchers participating in this camp, Eui-ri Lee (KIA) stands out. Coach Lee, who had seen Yang Hyeon-jong since he was a rookie, said, “When I saw Ui-ri Lee doing PFP (Pitcher Defense Training), I remembered Hyeon-jong. It was selected as ‘Post Yang Hyeon-jong’.
Yang Hyeon-jong himself told this story to Lee Eui-ri. Yang Hyeon-jong, who finished training that day, changed shoes with Eui-ri Lee and said, “Director (Lee Kang-cheol) says that when he sees you, he looks like me when he was young.” Wouldn’t it be the most thrilling compliment to hear that a rookie pitcher, who is now in his 3rd year as a professional, “looks like an ace” from the national team coach and legendary pitcher senior?