“He’s a meticulous person. If you think you’re going to fool the coach, don’t do it.”
Park Dong-won signed a contract with the LG Twins as a free agent (FA) on November 21 last year. Park Dong-won will wear the LG uniform for a contract period of 4 years and a total of 6.5 billion won (down payment of 2 billion won and annual salary of 4.5 billion won).
Park Dong-won performed well at Jamsil Stadium. Park Dong-won, who entered 54 at-bats in Jamsil, recorded 15 hits in 45 at-bats, 3 homers, 13 RBIs, 8 walks, 7 strikeouts, a batting average of 0.333, and an OPS of 1.078.
Park Dong-won, who met with reporters after the LG 2023 New Year’s ceremony held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 4th, said about the performance at Jamsil Stadium, “I know that there is a saying, ‘The ball that was out at Jamsil Stadium was a home run in another stadium.’ I don’t think such a batted ball would have come out,” he said. “I don’t think it matters whether the stadium is big or small.
“I’m a greedy hitter who wants to hit more doubles than singles. I think enough about the good things when the stadium is big. I’m not conscious of the stadium,” he said. I’m just grateful for that. I’ll do my best in my position.”
When Park Dong-won joined LG, he met coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop again. Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop served as the 1st team strategy and base coach for Nexen Heroes (currently Kiwoom) in 2012, and took the helm of Nexen from 2013 to 2016. Park Dong-won 토토 played for Heroes from 2009 to April 2022.
When asked if he had anything to talk about with director Yeom Kyung-yeop, Park Dong-won said, “He only said that he was well prepared.” said.
Then, as a tip to the LG 토토 players about coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, he said, “He is a meticulous person. You shouldn’t think of deceiving the coach.” He came out of a different door than the one he came in. You don’t know when and where the coach will appear. He is always interested and watching. You have to exercise honestly without thinking about cheating.”
He ended up eating rice with Heo Do-hwan, the same catcher, again. Heo Do-hwan worked for Nexen from 2011 to April 2015. Regarding Heo Do-hwan, Park Dong-won said, “(Heo) Do-hwan hyung told me a lot. Do-hwan hyung’s tone is very soft. It doesn’t sound like nagging and it comes into my ears very well.” It may be different, but I think there is definitely a lot to learn from Dohwan hyung. I am preparing to receive a lot of help.”