‘Beast defense’ Kim Kang-min (42) made his first greeting as a Hanwha player. On the 19th, he revealed his feelings about becoming Hanwha’s Kim Kang-min for the first time through the club’s official channel ‘Eagles TV’. Kim, who was selected by Hanwha with the 22nd overall pick in the fourth round of the second round draft on Nov. 22 last year, left SSG after 23 years of service with SK and refused all media requests for interviews. He said he was shocked and had mixed feelings.
However, on the 18th of this month, he stepped in front of the camera for the first time in Daejeon, South Korea, for the new season’s Hanwha squad profile shoot and equipment distribution day. “I’m Kim Kang-min, outfielder of the Hanwha Eagles, a 23-year-old transfer student,” he said to the waiting fans through the club’s official broadcast. Technically, it’s been 24 years since he made his debut in 2001, but everything will be new to him as he’s leaving the team he played for 23 years for the first time. He also changed his number from 0 to 9.
Kim Kang-min, who recently worked out with fellow junior outfielder Lee Myung-ki in Incheon, said, “I started working out a little early to do well this season. I’m a professional baseball player, and I have to focus on playing baseball well, 카지노사이트 so I’m building my body quickly,” he said.
He continued, “You can’t be 100% fit at this age. It’s better than I thought. It’s not bad. I’m not trying to get better now, I’m just trying to get to spring training and keep improving until the exhibition games, so I can feel confident that I’ll be good in March (when the season starts).”
The second round of the draft was one of great controversy and confusion.
Not only for Kim Kang-min, but also for Incheon baseball fans who watched him play for SK-SSG for 23 years. The aftermath for SSG was also long-lasting. Nearly two months later, Kim still has mixed feelings about the day, but he handled it like a veteran and a professional.
“It was a complicated situation,” he says, “but it’s much better now. “I’m not thinking about the situation again, I’m thinking about my goals for what I need to do in the future, how I’m going to accomplish them, how I’m going to work with the team this year, how I’m going to work with the people here, and how I’m going to fit into the team. I’m putting the past behind me,” he said, adding that he would rather focus on the present than dwell on the past.
He was a one-club man who spent a whopping 23 years with SK and SSG. After being selected by Hanwha in the second round of the draft, which no one expected, the possibility of retirement was raised. However, Kim flew down to Daejeon two days later to meet with Hanwha President Son Hyuk and announced his intention to extend his career. He had already made up his mind about coming down to Daejeon. “When I came, I had already made up my mind, so it wasn’t much different,” Kim recalled.
Born in 1982, Kim is the oldest active player in the KBO along with Choo Shin-soo (SSG) and Oh Seung-hwan (Samsung), but this is the first time in his baseball career that he has changed teams. He said, “Honestly, I’m scared. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried because it’s the first time I’ve changed teams, but I believe it will get better,” he said. On the 18th, he had lunch with another transfer player, Ahn Chi-hong, and later decided to have lunch with captain Chae Eun-sung.
Now that he’s back in Daejeon, Kim can’t forget the endless love and support he received from Incheon baseball fans.
“Twenty years is a long time,” says Kim, “and you can’t forget it in an instant. “The fans who liked me are still in my heart,” he said, “and I keep them as memories. I keep them as memories. It’s not going anywhere. I don’t want to give an interview as if I’m saying goodbye,” he said sincerely.
Even though he is in the last years of his career, he is playing his last game for Hanwha, who recognized his value as a player. “Just like I made memories with the fans I’ve been with for 23 years, 카지노사이트 추천 I hope I can make a lot of good stories, good memories, and good memories with the fans here at Yesin Hanwha. I will also work very hard to help the Hanwha Eagles do well. I will do my best to prepare the team for the season,” he promised.