Park Gun-woo (NC Dinos), who recently received a reprimand, had an “awkward encounter” with NC manager Kang Myung-ho at the KBO All-Star Game.
Park, who was selected as the Nanum All-Star Outfielder, hit a single to left field with no outs in the bottom of the first inning of the 3-0 All-Star Game at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 15th.
It was none other than manager Kang Myung-hwon who approached Park and received his equipment.
바카라사이트As he handed over the equipment, he recognised Kang and bent down to give him a quick bow.
When Park hit a single to centre in his second at-bat of the fourth inning, Kang also accepted the equipment.
It was a rather awkward moment considering the situation Park has been in lately.
Park was expunged from the first team roster on the 3rd of this month for disrupting the team’s atmosphere by demanding to be substituted during the game even though he was not injured.
At the time, Kang explained the reasoning behind Park’s dismissal, saying, “I hoped he wouldn’t do anything that would take him away from the original team, but I was very disappointed in that aspect,” and added, “I hope he has time to mature.”
At an autograph session prior to the All-Star Game, Park avoided direct comment, telling reporters, “Today is the day the fans voted for me, so I hope they enjoy it.”
“I think it’s better to say something (about it) later when I have a chance,” he said.
When asked about his physical condition, he simply replied, “I’m fine.”
Kang said he had a meeting with Kang when the Changwon Samsung Lions game was cancelled due to rain on the 7th.
Although he did not reveal the details of the meeting, it is possible that Park reached out to him to apologise as Kang had given him an unusually strong reprimand.
NC finished the first half of the season in fourth place (39 points, 38 losses and one draw) with three wins and four defeats in seven games since Park was expunged.
Despite winning two of three against the Lotte Giants in the final three games of the first half, the team will need Park’s contributions at the top of the order to survive the tough mid-table race in the second half.
It will be interesting to see if Kang, who did not meet with Park separately during the process of deciding on the expungement, has changed his mind after meeting with Park on the 7th and today.