Bae Ji-hwan (24-Pittsburgh Pirates), who did not make the Korean National Baseball Team for the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, revealed his desire to represent the country.After completing the regular season in Major League Baseball (MLB), Bae returned home via Incheon International Airport on Nov. 11.When asked if he wanted to play in the Asian Games, Bae said, “I’m sure Korean baseball would be reluctant because I’ve never played in Korea and I’ve had a lot of bad things to say in the past.” “It’s not something I can control, so I just want to do my best for the team I’m wearing,” he said.”I’m greedy,” he said, adding, “It’s every baseball player’s dream to play for the national team.”In 2017, Bae was fined $2 million for assaulting his then-girlfriend and suspended 30 games for the 2019 season by Major League Baseball’s (MLB) office.
The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) considered this a reason for national disqualification and removed him from the preliminary roster for the Hangzhou Asian Games.Despite not making the national team, Bae had a meaningful season in the big leagues this year.After starting in the minors in 2018, Bae became a full-time starter in the big leagues this year, batting .231 (77-for-334) with 32 RBIs, 54 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases in 111 games.However, he missed nearly six weeks in July with a sprained left ankle and was unable to maintain his early-season momentum at the plate.”My goal was to play a full season, but I couldn’t because I was injured,” Bae said, adding, “Next year, I want to play all the games without getting injured.”However, when asked about his team-high 24 stolen bases, he laughed and said, “I think 24 is a lot for a rookie,” and added, “My father is fast. I think it’s in my DNA,” he said wittily.
“I’ve learned that sometimes you have to slow down because sometimes you can’t play baseball with speed,” he said, but he also chastised himself for thinking “I have to hit it well because once I get on base, I can’t play.”Looking ahead to next season, he said, “I think it’s a big challenge to play consistently like a big leaguer,” and added, “I want to stay in the major leagues next year and play a lot of fall baseball.”When asked to give advice to Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes), who is about to enter the major leagues, he said, “I think I need to learn baseball because I’ve earned the right to challenge as the best player in Korea.” “I hope there are more Korean players in the major leagues because I feel marginalized. I also hope that Jung-hoo will come here soon with a good contract.”He is getting married in early January to a woman from the general public, and he affectionately said, “She has a beautiful heart and a beautiful face. There is no shortage,” he said affectionately, adding, 카지노사이트 “I’m still young, but I feel like I can live with her until I die.”