Senior Park Geon-woo thinks about the team and his juniors… ”
NC outfielder Park Geon-woo (33) requested a replacement for Park Bing-seung on the bench at the last minute of the Suwon KT game on July 3, but was notified of his transfer to the second division the 스포츠토토 next day. It was not a general reason such as personal performance or health problems. Coach Kang In-kwon knew that Park Geon-woo’s condition was not perfect at the time ahead of the Gocheok Kiwoom match on July 5, but he hinted that he was not in shape to miss the game.
In other words, I wanted to clearly convey the message that Park Geon-woo’s request for replacement was a violation of the ‘one-team spirit’. Afterwards, Park Geon-woo apologized to the players in a meeting with coach Kang In-kwon, and returned to play against Hanwha in Daejeon on July 21 after the All-Star break. Meanwhile, his performance of handing over equipment with a ’90 degree bow’ to Manager Kang, who was the first base coach after reaching first base in the Busan All-Star Game, became a hot topic.
In this way, the Park Gun-Woo incident came to an end. Afterwards, coach Kang In-kwon was asked questions about Park Geon-woo after the Gwangju KIA game on the 30th of last month was canceled due to rain. Asked whether he sensed a change in the team atmosphere after the Park Geon-woo incident, he smiled sheepishly and said, “I don’t think so. Because I can’t see the atmosphere of the players closely. I told the players not to be upset. “It’s not anyone’s fault,” he said.
Coach Kang said in Daejeon right after Park Kun-woo’s return, “A player like Park Kun-woo should be loved by fans and respected by players.” It was natural that no individual was greater than the team, and furthermore, he had to have a positive influence on the baseball world. He is a 6-year, 10 billion won free agent contract. It is a natural obligation.
Coach Kang said something similar in Gwangju on the 30th of last month. “It was an action to send a message. Park Gun-woo came back and it didn’t change much. Do what you normally do. However, if the players accepted (Park Kun-woo) again, it would be something to be thankful for as a coach.”
After that, Park Gun-woo diligently digests the game. In 99 games this season, 110 hits in 360 at-bats, batting average 0.306, 9 homers, 61 RBIs, 55 points, 7 steals, OPS 0.856, scoring average 0.294. As the core of the NC national team outfield and top line, it lives up to its name. On the 1st, Daegu Samsung Electronics also played its part with 2 hits, 2 RBIs and 1 run in 5 at-bats.
However, as it turns out, it seems that Park Gun-woo expressed his gratitude to the players separately. According to the recent NC public relations team, Park Geon-woo gifted energy gel food worth about 15 million won to the players in mid-July, saying he wanted to personally help them.
If it’s mid-July, it’s around the start of the second half after all. Park Kun-woo joined the first team after the All-Star Game, trained, and moved to Daejeon. Under the circumstances, it seems that he expressed his gratitude to the players at this time. Otherwise, it appears to be right after the start of the second half.
The exact timing is not important. It is important that Park Gun-woo’s sincerity reached the members. Park Geon-woo said through the club, “I was thinking about ways to help the entire team during times of low physical strength, and I personally found a product that was helping me (Amino Vital: It is an amino acid supplement product that is effective in reducing muscle fatigue and helping with quick recovery. known to exist) to share with the team. He said, “I thought it was more important for the entire team to consume products that help performance and win the game together than for me to eat alone.”
Junior Seo Ho-cheol was impressed. “I am so grateful that senior Park Gun-woo thinks of the team and juniors. This part helped me a lot psychologically to prepare for the game and play on the ground.” Park Geon-woo has truly transformed.