“I thought I shouldn’t harm the best players.”
Heo Gyeong-min started with the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier 12 in 2015, followed by the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC) and 2019 World Baseball Classic (WBC). At the 2020 Premier 12 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he has kept the ‘hot corner’ with the ‘Taegeuk mark’. However, there was no name of Heo Gyeong-min in the WBC national team roster starting in Tokyo in March.
Technical Committee Chairman Cho Bum-hyeon revealed the reason for the exclusion of Heo Kyung-min in the process of announcing the list of 30 players who will participate in the WBC on the 4th. “Heo Kyung-min, who was included in the final entry, was suddenly left out due to an injury,” said Technical Committee Chairman Cho Beom-hyeon.
Heo Kyung-min, who has been playing as the national team’s third baseman, revealed the reason for refusing to participate in the WBC at the Doosan Bears’ 41st anniversary ceremony held on the 16th at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul. Heo Kyung-min explained the background, saying, “A lot of people around me were worried. I had a lot of worries,” and “It was always because of my back and back that were not good.”
As Heo Gyeong-min failed to participate in the WBC, Choi Jeong (SSG) is the only third baseman in the national team. First of all, manager Lee Kang-cheol is also considering using Kim Ha-seong (San Diego) as third baseman. Ha-seong Kim is the best option, but depending on the situation, Tommy Edman (St. Louis), who can play all infield positions except first base, can also play as a backup.
In response to the reporter’s question, “There is only one third baseman, Choi Jeong,” the command tower said, “Ha-seong Kim can see third base. If Ha-seong Kim moves to third base, 메이저사이트
Heo Gyeong-min came to a conclusion after much thought, fearing that this would damage the team rather than being in poor physical condition. He said, “The WBC is the biggest competition among international competitions. I wasn’t sure and confident about my physical condition,” he said. I made the decision after considering the damage to the team.”
Heo Gyeong-min, who took on the role of Doosan’s “captain” in 2023, failed to participate in the WBC, but intends to concentrate on preparing for the regular season. Back problems are not expected to be a big problem in preparing for the season. Heo Gyeong-min expressed his wish, saying, “I think that the captain’s position requires good grades to give strength when delivering a message to the team.”
Doosan, who stayed in ninth place for the first time last season, entrusted the baton to manager Lee Seung-yeop, the “national hitter” in the offseason, and recruited Yang Eui-ji through a super-large contract worth up to 15.2 billion won in 4+2. And by replacing all foreign players, the atmosphere was renewed. The will to bounce back is very strong within the team.
Heo Gyeong-min said, “It was the second time I couldn’t play fall baseball while playing professionally at Doosan. And the ninth place was the first time. I think we should show it,” he said. “I think fans visit the baseball field to see Doosan winning rather than growing Doosan. I hope they have a strong heart.”
‘Captain’ Heo Kyung-min conveyed a message to his squad, and did not forget to promise himself. He said, “The coaches from when I was good at baseball, such as Coach Goto and Coach Jo Seong-hwan, have returned. There have been many strong coaches in the meantime, but these people have been a great source of strength to me.” “With the help of the coaches this year, ,