‘MONTHLY MVP’S PERFORMANCE FOR TWO MONTHS’ LOTTE HAN DONG-HEE’S DECISION AHEAD OF ENLISTMENT 

Lotte Han Dong-hee

Professional baseball Lotte Giants heavy hitter infielder Han Dong-hee (24), who experienced severe growing pains last season, applied to the Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Sangmu) baseball team, which will enlist in June this year .If he passes the Sangmu position, he will leave the team in the middle of the season, which is rare for a key player. Han Dong-hee, who met at Incheon International Airport before leaving for Guam, Lotte’s spring camp training site, on the 31st of last month, said, “I think I made the best choice under all the circumstances. If I’m going to go anyway, I have to go quickly,” and “It’s a shame that I have to go in the middle of the season. “I decided now was the best time,” he said. If all goes according to plan, Han Dong-hee will have to leave the team without completing even half of this season, but he will participate in the club’s spring camp as normal. Last month, he visited Kang Jeong-ho’s batting school in Los Angeles, California, with Lee Dae-ho, a senior at Gyeongnam High School and Lotte’s number 10 player. Han Dong-hee said, “I’m going to continue playing baseball anyway, and even if I apply for the position of managing director, I have to continue playing baseball,” and expressed his concern by saying, “Baseball is what I like the most, baseball is what I want to be best at, and baseball is what I have to continue to do from now on.”

Although training with Kang Jeong-ho lasted only 7 days, Han Dong-hee looked back and said it was a valuable time .He said, “I talked and practiced a lot with senior Jeongho, focusing on things like hard work,” and added, “I thought I wanted to train more because the environment was good. I received a lot of help not only from the technical side, but also from the mental side. “Han Dong-hee’s admission to Kang Jeong-ho School was possible thanks to the support of her senior Lee Dae-ho. This time, we again confirmed the strong bond between the two, which cannot be explained simply by the fact that they are seniors and juniors at Gyeongnam High School .When asked why senior Lee Dae-ho seemed to care so much, Han Dong-hee said with a puzzled expression, “I think you should ask senior Dae-ho about that,” but added, “I try to be good to my senior as much as he receives from me .”The reason Han Dong-hee had no choice but to enlist during the season was because he could not make the national team for the Hangzhou Asian Games held last year .If he had won a gold medal, he could have received special treatment for military service, but due to a poor performance last season, he was unable to make the national team and even missed the opportunity to enlist at the end of last year.

It is known that the new Lotte coach Kim Tae-hyung initially tried to dissuade Han Dong-hee, a ‘4th hitter candidate’, from enlisting during the season .Immediately after taking office as Lotte coach, Coach Kim said to Han Dong-hee, ‘Isn’t there nowhere else to go? He showed so much affection that he advised me to do whatever I want to do comfortably .Han Dong-hee said, “Those words touched me greatly. The coach had me practice hitting stably during the final training,” and added, “I also had a lot of concerns about enlisting during the season. I feel very disappointed .”To relieve the burden on his mind, Han Dong-hee promised to do his best before enlisting .He said, “I only have time until June. I will prepare to do as well as I can,” and added, “I think it would be good if I can get the results I did in April 2022 in two months. “In April 2022, Han Dong-hee achieved a batting average of 0.427, 7 home runs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.249 and received the KBO League’s Monthly Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the first time since his debut .If he can achieve ‘two months’ worth of season MVP’s at the beginning of this season, he can 카지노사이트킹 put a little bit of a burden on his mind and head to training camp.

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