KIA Kim Seon-bin held Kiwoom Lee Jung-hoo’s hand tightly during the game and smiled and comforted and encouraged him. Kim Seon-bin did not join the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) baseball team, but as a baseball senior, he was well aware of the feelings of Lee Jung-hoo, who suffered greatly as a result of the WBC.
After the defeat in the match between 먹튀검증 Korea and Japan, Lee Jung-hoo struggled, saying, “I’m still shocked rather than calming down. I don’t know when my baseball life will end, but I think I’ll keep thinking about it.” And he blamed himself, saying, “I feel like I’ve destroyed what my seniors have done.”
However, Lee Jung-hoo’s individual performance in the WBC shone. He played in all 4 games and went 6-for-14 with 2 walks and 5 RBI with a batting average of 0.429 and an OPS of 1.071. Lee Jung-hoo, the world paid attention, but he was very disappointed in Korean baseball, which was completely defeated due to poor performance. He honestly confessed his heart, saying, “There are things I’m angry about, and I think ‘what is this?’ and I have many thoughts.”
Kim Seon-bin knew Lee Jung-hoo’s heart better than anyone else. Since he was on a different team, he couldn’t offer any special words of consolation, but he showed his sincerity with warm skinship and a smile, albeit for a short time.
KIA second baseman Kim Seon-bin approached Lee Jung-hoo, who stepped on second base when Russell walked with 2 out 1 base at the end of the 1st inning in the match against Kiwoom Heroes in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ demonstration game held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 16th. I held my hand tight. When Kim Seon-bin first approached, Lee Jung-hoo was taken aback.
However, Kim Seon-bin came to comfort and encourage Lee Jung-hoo, not with any other intention. Receiving warm comfort from her senior, Lee Jung-hoo bowed her head to express her gratitude and smiled brightly. It was great to see players from different teams holding hands and smiling during the game.
Meanwhile, Lee Jeong-hoo, who played his first demonstration match after the WBC, began to improve his condition by recording 1 hit in 2 at-bats against KIA special rookie Yoon Young-cheol. Baseball for Lee Jung-hoo, who is scheduled to advance to the US Major League through the posting system (private competitive bidding) after this season, has started again.
[KIA Kim Sun-bin and Kiwoom Lee Jung-hoo, who held hands tightly and gave each other comfort and encouragement during the game, even though the teams were different.