“It’s good because I have many classmates. (Park) Young-hyeon (KT) played on the national team with me in middle school.”
I joined the national team as the ‘last train’. Although he has not received his official uniform yet, Dong-hee Yoon (Lotte), whom we met at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 23rd, had an infinitely bright expression.스포츠토토
The day before, Dong-hee Yoon joined Ryu Joong-il, who is competing in the Hangzhou Asian Games, as a replacement for Lee Ui-ri (KIA). Regarding the reason for replacing the entry, national team coach Ryu Joong-il said, “We have been constantly checking the condition of Lee Ui-ri’s fingers. We judged that it would be difficult for him to throw 70 to 80 pitches as a starter,” and added, “Because there are only three outfielders, among the replacement candidates, the player with the best recent performance is “I decided on Yoon Dong-hee,” he explained.
What do you think about Donghee Yoon wearing the national team uniform? He expressed his determination, saying, “I will do my best to meet whatever expectations you have.”
Dong-Hee Yoon played against SSG Landers in Incheon the day before. He said that because the decision was made so suddenly, he couldn’t pack much luggage. Captain Kim Hye-seong laughed and said, “A baseball player only needs baseball supplies.”
The day before, he hit a hard hit with 3 hits and 1 RBI in 5 at-bats, raising his batting average to .296. “It’s my first full-time season, and it could be the last game of the regular season… I wanted to reap the significance of the game, not because of the national team. I was encouraged by the huge congratulations from my Lotte colleagues and seniors,” he said.
“But I stopped by the house yesterday. My father said, ‘Why didn’t you set aside 30%?’ I said, ‘Is that important?’ and left laughing.”
Yoon Dong-hee’s father is a person who watches baseball affectionately and without prejudice, asking “Why you?” upon hearing the news of his son’s appearance as the number 4 hitter.
But I couldn’t help but cry when I heard the news of his Taegeuk mark. He is a son who had only 13 at-bats last year. Before he knew it, he had grown rapidly into a starting outfielder for the first team, and using this as a stepping stone, he even entered the national team.
“He was so happy. At such a young age, he probably didn’t know that so much would happen this year… As soon as he got home, he hugged me and said, ‘You worked hard. My son is great.’”
Even Kim Seong-yoon and Kim Young-gyu, who joined as substitute players a day earlier, received official uniforms, but these are players who were prepared in advance. On the other hand, Donghee Yoon joined so suddenly that he has not yet received a uniform.
He was initially given a sample uniform without markings. Coincidentally, the uniform design of last year’s U-23 national team was almost identical. She smiled brightly, saying, “I felt at ease” after changing into clothes with the numbers 91 and ‘Yoon D H’ written on the back. KBO explained, “We asked for your understanding only for today.”
In addition to Dong-hee Yoon, the national team has only three outfielders, including Won-joon Choi, Ji-hoon Choi, and Seong-yoon Kim. It is not yet known which position he will play. Still, as a player who can play all three outfield positions, he expressed confidence, saying, “I’m confident anywhere. I’m also comfortable in center field.”
Regarding the statement shared by Lee Min-seok and Jo Se-jin, who were motivated to join the company, “I don’t know if it’s just a person. I didn’t know that (Yoon Dong-hee) would do this well after dropping out as managing director,” he said, “To put it the other way, I unintentionally came at the right time early, and the time will come for those friends to do well.” He laughed.
“I won’t be greedy and do better just because I’m wearing the national team uniform. If I stay calm and do the same as I always do, won’t I get good results?”