“Kim Dong-joo of the world did a head first sliding to first base. It goes up that much.”안전놀이터
The first WBC in 2006 is remembered as the most auspicious stage in Korean baseball history. He surprised the world by writing the Miracle of the Four Rivers. SSG hitting coach Lee Jin-young’s ‘became the national right fielder’, Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop’s dramatic home run parade, and Samsung coach Park Jin-man’s endless defense.
However, there were also sacrifices for the Miracle of the 4th River. Injury caused by Kim Dong-joo’s head-first sliding to first base. Kim Dong-ju fractured his shoulder blade while hitting a ground ball and sliding head-first into first base in the first round match against Chinese Taipei. In the aftermath, he suffered greatly in the 2006 season with a batting average of 0.250, 4 homers, 16 RBIs and 19 points in 43 games. At that time, there was no guarantee of FA days when participating in international competitions. Kim Dong-ju did not become a free agent at the time.
Kim Dong-ju later confessed that it was the first time he did head-first sliding at first base. As much as that, if you wear the Taegeuk mark and participate in the national team’s international competition, blood that wasn’t there will boil. Korea’s greatest strength is its strength. It is not an exaggeration to say that the chemistry has been further strengthened since Kim Dong-joo’s injury and the cornerstone for the semifinals was laid.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk, a member of the semifinals of the 2006 tournament, also remembered that time vividly. On the 15th (hereinafter referred to as Korean time), at the KIA Spring Camp, Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA, “Kim Dong-ju of the world did a head first slide from first base. so much up He said, “If you play over pace, you run the risk of injury.”
Coach Kim Jong-guk also contributed greatly to advancing to the WBC semifinals as a second baseman who went back and forth between starter and backup at the time. The national team definitely has a different subtle feeling and emotion from the team it belongs to. However, boiling blood is understandable, but beware of injuries. There is nothing good about the national team, the team, and the individual.
Coach Kim Jong-guk said, “In our team, (Yang) Hyeon-jong, (B) Seong-beom, and (Lee) Loyalty are going to this WBC. There will be a great sense of responsibility. Good grades are needed to create an atmosphere for the development of the KBO League. I wish you all the best and good results without any injuries. If a player is at risk of injury, he must make a cool decision and lead the game.”
The WBC national team, led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, began training on the 15th. Started training on the 16th. The goal of this tournament is to go to Miami. They are determined to advance to the semifinals for the first time in 14 years since the 2009 tournament. Of course, injuries are a key variable.
Manager Kim, who has extensive experience as a player and coach in the national team, said, “I hope the former players do well without injury and come back. I wish I could go to Miami. Chances are good. I really don’t know about national team games. A single mistake can change the game. Even at the Tokyo Olympics, a momentary mistake could have made a tie, but didn’t the score break? It is a burdensome confrontation with each other. Depending on how you overcome that, your grades will change.”