The Doosan Bears, who advanced to the Korean Series 7 times in a row, fell to 9th place. And the Hanwha Eagles, who stayed at the bottom for three consecutive years. Looking for a rebound, the two clubs invested 15.2 billion won and 9 billion won, respectively, over six years. Yang Eui-ji (36, Doosan) and Chae Eun-seong (33, Hanwha) have heavy shoulders.
2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Media Day held at Grand Hyatt Seoul, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the 30th. Yang Eui-ji and Chae Eun-seong attended as representative players of both teams.
Seats were reserved starting from the front row according to last year’s ranking. The two transfer students had to watch Media Day from the unfamiliar back row rather than the familiar front seat.
Yang Eui-ji, who grew up at Doosan and experienced two championships, moved to NC Dinos as a free agent (FA) in 2019 and spent four years there, then wore the uniform of his home team again in the Stove League. In the meantime, Doosan, which had been going well, lost its wings and crashed, and received a special mission to revive the ‘dynasty’ and responded to the call of its parent team for a large amount of money.
Even with Yang Eui-ji joining, Doosan is not receiving the same evaluation as before this season. On this day, when asked to pick two teams likely to meet in fall baseball, not a single manager chose Doosan. New Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop also smiled bitterly, saying, “Thank you for the cold evaluation.” 메이저사이트
Yang Eui-ji’s shoulders are heavy. After meeting the official Media Day event, he said, “Evaluation must be accepted, and it is best to show it as a result at the baseball field so that the players can overturn it.” I’m also new, so I have to work hard so that I can create a twist with a good ranking.”
Nonetheless, Doosan players are showing confidence in their rebound. The core reason for this is Yang Eui-ji. Yang Eui-ji said, “I also lost confidence when (Na) Seong-beom went out, but when (Son) Ah-seop and (Park) Geon-woo came, I gained strength and competed in the top 5 until the end.” However, if I work hard and move diligently so that the team can change because of me, I will be able to change the atmosphere and produce good results. New people like the coach and me must diligently move.”