“Let’s go back to Miami” Won Tae-in will be able to step on the ‘promised land’ again
Samsung Lions pitcher Tae-in Won staked the club’s honor on the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
Among the 30 WBC national team entries announced in January, one was Won Tae-in. Won Tae-in, who has grown into Samsung’s right-handed ace, will represent Samsung and Nara in his second individual international competition after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Won Tae-in went through a long journey from the spring camp of the Okinawa team in Japan to Incheon and Los Angeles before joining the national team training in Tucson, Arizona, USA.메이저놀이터
Won Tae-in is a starting resource, but since he started in the Tokyo Olympics and played all-weather in the bullpen, he can take on any position in the national team this time. National team coach Lee Kang-cheol has not yet clearly confirmed the positions of the pitchers, but Won Tae-in believes and prepares as it is a style that informs the players of the schedule in advance so that they can prepare comfortably.
In an interview with ‘Sport TV News’ on the 24th (Korean time), Won Tae-in said, “When I saw the coach as a player on the opposing team, I thought he was a coach who cares about the players a lot and manages them well. He takes care of the schedules and matches while managing them for the players.”
All that remains is to improve one’s condition. Won Tae-in had 1 inning, 1 hit, 2 strikeouts, 1 walk and no run in a practice match against NC Dinos on the 17th, 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 strikeout and no run against KIA Tigers on the 20th, and 2 hits, 2 strikeouts and 2 walks in 2 innings against kt on the 25th. He finished the practice game in Arizona, USA with 4 hits, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks and no runs in 4 innings.
The reason Won Tae-in thinks this tournament is more special is because of his relationship with Miami, USA. At the recommendation of Joon Sohn (kt Wiz), who was invited by Audrey Samer Despaine this winter, Taein Won, together with Joon Sohn and Youngpyo Koh (kt), went through individual training with major leaguers in Miami, Florida, USA. And all three pitchers are members of the WBC national team. If the national team advances to the semifinals, they can visit Miami again.
Won Tae-in said, “I thought, ‘Let’s go back to Miami’ while training in Miami during the off-season in January, but I will do my best to make it to the semifinals of this WBC and go to Miami again.”