Thursday Mar 30, 2023

“I miss you… ” KK and GG second baseman reunited after 2 years, this time ‘Taegeuk Mark Bromance’

“I want to see you too.”

The WBC Korean baseball team, led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, gathered at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, USA on the 15th (hereafter Korean time). Starting on the 16th, he will begin training at the Kino Sports Complex. However, there are players who cannot join the Tucson camp.

‘Major League Keystone Combi’ Tommy Edman (28, St. Louis Cardinals) and Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres). According to WBC rules, major leaguers may participate in official practice matches. Clubs can have their national team players participate in training at the beginning of spring camp. Edmund and Kim Ha-seong will start with domestic training, which will be held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 1st of next month, and work hand-in-hand with the existing members.

The two are the core of the national team’s defense. His defense is one of the best in the major leagues. Edmund won the 2021 National League Second Baseman Gold Glover. Ha-seong Kim was included in the final three candidates for the 2022 National League shortstop Gold Glover.

Right now, at the Tucson camp, we plan to conduct practice games focusing on Oh Ji-hwan (LG) and Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom). However, in the end, it is a concern that the main players are Kim Ha-seong and Edman. It’s because the time to match hands and feet is too short. Everyone expects and waits for the two of them to join. 안전놀이터

In particular, Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG) eagerly awaits the reunion with Edmund. Edmund made his debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2019 and played full-time for four years. Kim Gwang-hyun worked in St. Louis in 2020 and 2021 and ate rice with Edmon. After two years, this time, they will be united in the Korean baseball team. Kim Gwang-hyun is highly likely to make a midfielder in this tournament. In any case, it is certain that he is responsible for the important moment. Edmon is in a position to receive defensive help.

Kim Gwang-hyun said at the press conference for the national team that day, “I heard that you are coming in March, but I want to see you too. (Kim) Ha-sung and Edmon joined late, so I am concerned about the lack of infielders. I hope the beasts take good care of their bodies so that they are in the best condition for the competition.”

Gwanghyeon Kim did not doubt Edman’s competence. “You are welcome to come. He will play an active part in the ballpark. He is a player with thorough basics and is as gentle as any other player. Not to mention his skills. He will adapt well to our national team.” Edmund’s adaptability and airborne production are very important variables for the baseball team aiming for the semifinals.


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