Batting machine-Japanese killer exits ‘as if pushed’… Korean baseball’s second act ‘forced’ opens

A page in the history of Korean baseball is coming to an end. It would have been nice if it had ended happily. The result is the exact opposite. The ‘second act’ of Korean baseball was forced to open in the worst situation.

The Korean baseball team participated in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) and recorded 2 wins and 2 losses. 3rd place in Group B and failed to advance to the quarterfinals. Following the 2013 WBC and 2017 WBC, he experienced the humiliation of being eliminated in the first round of three consecutive tournaments.세븐 토토

I thought I would be able to pass. But it didn’t work out the way we wanted. Literally ‘failed’. The national team returned to Korea on the 14th, receiving heavy criticism and criticism. The players quickly disappeared as if being chased, and only coach Lee Kang-cheol remained, saying, “The fault lies with me. Please criticize me,” he bowed his head.

The tournament is over, but Korean baseball must go on. And a chapter is coming to an end with this WBC. Now, neither the ‘hitting machine’ nor the ‘Japanese killer’ can be seen anymore. A page of Korean baseball turns over.

Kim Gwang-hyun officially announced his retirement from the national team. Through his SNS, “Thank you for supporting the national team Kim Gwang-hyun so far. National team was my dream and pride. Now I think I have to hand this opportunity over to my juniors,” he wrote, expressing his intention to return the Taegeuk mark.

Prior to this, Kim Hyun-soo also said in his last interview, “I don’t think it’s the last, it seems to be the last. i was lacking thank you juniors Now, I think this will be the last time I wear the national team uniform.” It is no different from announcing his retirement from the national team.

Kim Hyeon-soo and Kim Gwang-hyeon are the national team’s ‘Teojutdaegam’. Side by side, they have been on the national team since the 2008 Beijing Olympics. This was Kim Hyun-soo’s 10th selection, and Kim Gwang-hyun’s 7th national team selection. He competed in various competitions such as the Olympics, Asian Games, WBC, and Premier 12.

I started out with a lot of pressure. He started by hearing the words ‘how long will they run’. In addition, Yang Hyeon-jong is also a player who has been wearing the Taegeuk mark steadily since 2010. I was selected because I did well, but they are still the best players in the KBO league, but there was a ‘skewed’ gaze because of my age.

Needless to say, even this WBC score is not good. He returned as a sinner. Kim Hyun-soo, Kim Gwang-hyun, and Yang Hyeon-jong were all born in 1988 and are 35 years old. Here, Yang Eui-ji, born in 1987, is 36 years old, and Park Byeong-ho, born in 1986, is 37 years old. It is a situation that is being criticized for being wholesale. Considering my age, it was close to ‘Last Dance’, but I was forced to leave.

The best picture was to get good results at this WBC and leave the national team with applause. If there is a generational change that must be done anyway, it is better to go for good. The reality is quite the opposite.

It is expected that we will not be able to see them from the next international competition. Recalling a player who has firmly expressed his intention to retire from the national team is not the right thing to do. It is also necessary to give another chance to the players who saw the ‘bitter taste’ this time. Anyway, generation change is necessary for any team and any country.

The problem is that the timing is not good. It would be nice if we could transfer the experience of veterans to our juniors better and leave, but the tournament ended after only four games. It looks like the trembling has ended. There was nothing the seniors could do.

It’s a team that doesn’t get together often anyway. It’s better to stay together for a long time once a seat is established, but that’s not the case anymore. There is no other way than for young and young players to learn from this failure on their own. I came to face the tough battleground of an international convention with my bare body.

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