Sat. Sep 30th, 2023

“(Driving) It took about 7 and a half hours. (Laughs)” A

welcome guest came to the NC Dinos Spring Camp.

On the 18th (Korean time), former NC coach Kim Gyeong-moon visited Baseball Fields, Reed Park, Tucson, Arizona, USA, where the NC team is training, and met his former students. Coach Kim Kyung-moon led the team from 온라인카지노2012 to June 2018 as the first NC command tower. Since 2013, when NC first entered the first team, he has grown a new team with leadership. In the first year, the win rate was 0.419 (52 wins, 4 draws, 72 losses), and it stayed in 7th place, but put the team in the postseason for 4 consecutive years. In June 2018, he was a symbol of the club until he retired midway due to poor performance.

This was the first time he had visited the NC campsite after retiring from his command tower. Coach Kim greeted the players lined up on the ground, exchanged many blessings and watched the training for a while. Director Kim Gyeong-moon, who was invited by NC coach Kang In-kwon, drove directly from Los Angeles, where he is home, to Tucson, and ran one step at a time. Coach Kim said, “It was not easy to come because it seemed like it would put pressure on me even though I was a full-time coach. Thankfully, I came with both hands to listen to the (invitation) story and see the players.” In addition, “(Director Kang In-kwon) is a great coach. He has many better things than me and is calm.” I didn’t forget the encouragement. 

The conversation with reporters was naturally connected to the national team. Tucson, Arizona, USA is also the campground for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) baseball team. In Tucson, the weather was colder than expected and windy, so the players were in an emergency to adjust their condition.

Coach Kim Gyeong-moon said, “I’m not satisfied with this kind of weather. It’s the weather that I have no choice but to shrink my body. I can’t throw much in this weather. The weather is a little disappointing.” Coach Kim, who led the baseball team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, said, “You’ve probably seen how a player named Son Heung-min does at the World Cup. I hope to get a bracket for the quarterfinals or higher.”

There are quite a few players in the WBC national team who are friends with coach Kim Gyeong-moon. Gu Chang-mo, who is considered the next-generation left-handed ace, is a representative example. Coach Kim Gyeong-moon recognized Koo Chang-mo’s potential during his time as the NC head coach and guaranteed quite a few opportunities to play. Coach Kim said, “I thought that I could become the ace of this team later. If I start throwing in this tournament, I will gain a lot of strength.” Less exposure) Since we only met after hearing the story, I wonder if a player like Changmo would be used as a good card. Coach Lee Kang-cheol knows pitchers very well. I believe it will work out well. (In the WBC) A good game played baseball like last year’s World Cup soccer I want to give joy to the fans,” he said.  

He also did not forget to say good things about Korean baseball. Coach Kim Kyung-moon said, “The good news is that there are more players throwing 150 km in Korea.” You have to have strength. It is not desirable to show it for a while in the 1st team. I want to build stamina in the minors (2nd group) for at least 2 years.” In addition, he said, “There is one thing I felt during the last tournament (Tokyo Olympics).” He advised, “If you do poorly, a lot of attacks (from fans) come in. The burden on the players has increased. The most important thing is to get rid of that. Moderate pressure is okay, but if it’s severe, it’s counterproductive.”   

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