SSG Landers outfielder Choi Ji-hoon joins the WBC (World Baseball Classic) national team.
KBO said on the 6th, “The WBCI, the WBC Organizing Committee, has informed the KBO that Ji-Hoon Choi of the Pittsburgh Pirates cannot participate in the WBC.
It is Choi Ji-hoon’s first Taegeuk mark as an adult national team member. After being selected, Choi Ji-hoon said, “I didn’t expect it at all, but it feels good to be selected so suddenly, and I still don’t feel it. I am grateful to the officials who selected me for being selected for such an honorable position, and I take responsibility for the national team. I will come,” he said.
After the WBC final list was announced, Choi Ji-hoon calmed down and said, “I’m the only one who loses if I regret it,” but people around him talked about the possibility. This was especially the case with Choi Jeong, who was wearing the national team uniform this time.
Choi Ji-hoon said, “In fact, since I was selected on the 50-person interest list last year, senior Choi Jeong kept telling me, ‘You can go, I hope you can go together. We go together and have good experiences, and then baseball will improve a lot.'” said.
He added, “I didn’t think those words would come true, but I’m happy to be able to go with them, even though it’s late. I won’t be able to go to the starting lineup, but I’ll do my best to achieve good results in my role.”
Feeling overwhelmed, Choi Ji-hoon first talked to his parents as soon as he heard the news of the selection. In addition, Choi Ji-hoon said, “I was able to achieve good results last year because coach Kim Won-hyung gave me a chance to participate. I would like to thank the coach and all the coaches of the team for teaching me a lot since I was a rookie.” He also expressed his gratitude.
Choi Ji-hoon said, “My body has been well built in Korea during the off-season. I am confident in my physical condition. But I am most worried about the sense of the game. From tomorrow, I will gradually increase my pace and prepare according to the game schedule.”
He said, “Personally, wearing a uniform with the Taegeuk mark is a very heavy position and I think it is a position with a lot of responsibility, so I feel burdened.” I will do my best to focus on winning.” 스포츠토토