Another Taegeuk mark… Choi Jeong “I wish I was busy”
“I feel a lot of responsibility.”
Infielder Choi Jeong (36, SSG) is having a busy winter. You need to prepare for the new season as well as the World Baseball Classic (WBC) scheduled for March. He is raising his body condition so quickly. On the 25th, he left for Florida, USA, the SSG spring camp site, one step ahead. It is to start full-scale technical training in a warmer place. It’s a tight schedule, but it doesn’t look like it’s hard. Rather, Choi Jeong-eun said, “(Before the season), I want to be as busy as possible. Isn’t it that Korea goes up that high?” he laughed. ◆ I have experienced quite a few international stages that
seem unfamiliar to me.
Including WBC (2009, 2013), Guangzhou Asian Games (2010), World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier 12 (2019), etc. Choi Jeong, who first wore the Taegeuk mark at the age of 22, has become a veteran in her mid-30s. He couldn’t help but feel different. Choi Jeong-eun, who rhymed, “It’s an honor,” said, “It would be a lie if I said there was no burden at all. He seems to have been just as excited and excited as he was when he was young. I feel a lot of responsibility now. I just think that I have to do really well,” he raised his voice.
The task is heavy. He is the only professional third baseman on the national team. Heo Gyeong-min (Doosan), who played the role of third baseman at the Tokyo Summer Olympics held in 2021, withdrew from the national team due to back and back injuries. There is also a plan to appoint Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) as the third baseman, but basically, Choi Jeong seems to play a large role. Choi Jeong-eun said, “That’s why it’s more burdensome.” He emphasized that he would like to show that he is working hard by leading by example.”
◆ As it was,
the WBC is a tournament where world-class athletes gather in one place. Japan and the U.S. are already building the strongest power with a large number of incumbent major leaguers at the forefront. The same goes for Korea. Especially in the case of the infield, big leaguers are about to sortie for all positions except for third base. The main characters are first baseman Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh Pirates), second baseman Tommy Edman (St. Louis Cardinals), and shortstop Kim Ha-seong. Choi Jeong-eun said, “I’m a junior, but I want to learn things to learn. Aren’t they good defensive players? I am confident,” he expressed his anticipation. 먹튀검증
His confidence is full. We want to continue the trend that was hot last fall. At the time of the Korean Series (KS), Choi Jeong-eun roared with a batting average of 0.476, 2 home runs and 9 RBIs in 6 games. Although the honor of MVP went to Kim Kang-min, Choi Jeong’s bat was definitely impressive. Choi Jung-eun said, “Last year, it was very difficult to win the regular league wire to wire championship. Maybe that’s why KS seems to have been relatively comfortable,” he said, “I try to remember the feeling at that time.”
◆ America, and
2023, which won’t be easy. Ignite the will to challenge. The first goal of the national team is to go to the United States (quarterfinals). Choi Jeong-eun said, “As Director Lee Kang-cheol said, I really want to go to the United States. I wonder how far we can go.” As a team, we are aiming for a 2-game losing streak. Choi Jeong-eun said, “I experienced my first win after the team was reorganized last season. It is an unforgettable memory. I was really happy.” Regarding individual grades, “I want to do well evenly. I want to continue the record of consecutive double-digit home runs (17 consecutive years).”