Technical support issues
Coach Lee Jong-beom and Lee Jung-hoo are arriving at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
It took me a long time to come, so I'll prepare well and show you a good performance.
It was a rough start. The flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) was delayed for more than two hours, so he looked exhausted. It took him 19 hours to travel alone. In other words, Lee Jung-hoo (26), who joined San Francisco after receiving special treatment, said with a smile, "I don't mind if it takes a long time."
Lee Jung-hoo arrived at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, after 10 p.m. on the 1st. Originally, it was scheduled to arrive at 7:43 p.m., but it was delayed for more than two hours due to airline circumstances.
Lee showed up around 10:15 p.m. to find his luggage. He was not alone, however. Lee Jong-beom, former coach of LG's base and outfield defense who is preparing for a training program in the U.S., was also with him.
Lee Jung-hoo finally took the first step toward conquering the Major League (ML). In addition, coach Lee Jong-beom's experience career in the U.S. has begun. The ML life of "Son of the Wind" has begun.
When asked how he felt about arriving at the Arizona spring camp training site, Lee Jung-hoo said, "Everything is good. It took me a long time to come, but I will prepare well and show you good performance." He said, "I am so sorry. I have an appointment, but it was too late. I will do the interview properly later. I am sorry," while politely leaving the airport.
Lee Jung-hoo wore a San Francisco uniform, breaking the six-year record of $113 million (about 150.6 billion won) and the highest amount ever posted by an Asian fielder. In the U.S., rosy prospects are pouring in.
We just need to make our expectations a reality. We have fully demonstrated our capabilities. During his seven years in the KBO League, he had a combined batting average of 0.340, 65 homers, 515 RBIs and 69 steals, and posted an OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 0.898. He was also the MVP of the league and the batting champion. Now, he just has to show off his capability in the ML.
"I don't know because I haven't tried it yet. Adaptation is the most important thing," Lee said in a meeting with reporters before leaving the U.S. "If I adapt well, I will make it next time. I will show good performance."
"I have completed all training that I can do in Korea. I have only technical training left. I really wanted to do it in a warm place. My mindset is close to the actual game. All I have to do is play baseball," he stressed.
Former coach Lee Jong-beom will build his career through training in the U.S. He arrived in Phoenix with his son. First of all, he seems to have helped Lee Jung-hoo train.
What's more, Lee is being talked about as an outsider to the Kia Tigers' recently vacated head coach. He was one of the most famous franchise stars in the history of the Tigers, and was a leading figure in the dynasty. He still has absolute support from his fans. When asked about this, Lee dismissed it, saying, "There is nothing I can say right now."
It was a bit rough, but the U.S. life of Lee Jong-beom and Lee Jung-hoo (the father and son) began. There will be ups and downs, but I cheer for the success of these baseball rich people.
Friday, February 2, 2024