Even veteran professional baseball players get excited when they receive a new uniform. In November of last year, Park Dong-won (33) signed a contract with LG as a free agent (FA) and after receiving the striped uniform a few days later, he wanted to try it on quickly. Park Dong-won said, “I tried on it alone at home and took pictures. I have a fluttering feeling,” he said. Park Dong-won said, “I also heard the desire to quickly go out to the ground wearing this uniform.”
On the 4th, LG held a ‘New Year Celebration Ceremony’ to welcome the new year. Park Dong-won officially greeted LG’s coaching staff, players, and executives. In the interview that followed, he continued to talk about the excitement for the new season.
If you are a new hitter who transferred to LG after playing for another team, it is the outfield fence that looks far away. Actually it is. The outfield fence of Jamsil Stadium is 125m in the center, 100m on the left and right, and is also deeply recessed in the middle of the left and right, so there is no home run that can be made with ‘luck’.
Park Dong-won said something else. “I hit well at Jamsil Stadium, but at other stadiums, I often hear that a ball that could have passed was caught in front of the fence. But in my opinion, if it was played in a different ballpark. That batted ball would not have come out.” In addition, he said, “There are better parts if the stadium is bigger,” and “I can hit more doubles. I like it because I can hit more doubles than singles.”
The biggest issue in this Stove League was the movement of the catchers. LG also recruited another free agent catcher, Park Dong-won, who played for KIA, almost simultaneously with the transfer of main catcher Yoo Kang-nam (31) to Lotte. Park Dong-won may spend a season indirectly compared to Yoo Kang-nam.
Park Dong-won was cautious about his performance as a catcher and did not say anything about Yoo Gang-nam. When asked about one area in which he could best represent himself, he spoke confidently about it. It was about ‘deterring stealing’.
Park Dong-won said, “I always prepare a lot and train a lot from the past to ‘throw second base’.” He can throw second base stronger than anyone else,” he said.
It is not only the catcher’s job to stop stealing. Sometimes, the pitcher’s stake may be greater, with the runner tied to first base and having to make a slider step. However, Park Dong-won, with a stealing rate of 0.312 over the past two seasons, ranked third among catchers who played more than 200 games in the same period, following Doosan Eui-ji Yang (0.397) and Samsung Kim Tae-gun (0.330), proving his strength through numbers. It seems clear that Park Dong-won is a division that can appeal wearing an LG uniform.
He also has a small relationship with Yoo Kang-nam. Park Dong-won met Yoo Gang-nam by chance during personal training at a sports center in Seoul when his transfer to LG was confirmed. Gangnam Yoo also came to the place where Dongwon Park was exercising. Yoo Kang-nam’s virtue was about LG pitchers. 토토사이트
Park Dong-won said, “Yoo Kang-nam told me about the LG pitcher. He said, ‘It was honestly so comfortable because I like LG pitchers.’
The goal of the season is, without a doubt, ‘winning’. Park Dong-won said, “I want to achieve my first victory at LG.” He also said, “I believe that if I win a lot in the games I go out, there will of course be my share (personal performance) in it.”