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Will start their first day of camp for half-training in the afternoon.
The Lotte Giants, led by head coach Kim Tae-hyung, will hold its first official off-season training spring camp on Sunday. The first day of training, which will take place in earnest at the Dedo Sports Complex in Guam, will be held in the afternoon as a half training in consideration of fatigue caused by movement.
Earlier, the Lotte team gathered at Sajik Stadium in Busan on Jan. 31, moved to Incheon International Airport, and departed for Guam through KE423 flight, which departs at 6:45 p.m. After midnight, they arrived at Antonio B. One Pat International Airport in Tamuning, Guam, at around 12:20 a.m.
Immediately after arriving at the hotel, he moved to his local hotel, about 10 minutes away, and unwrapped. Starting with the afternoon training on the first day of the training, Lotte will then undergo its first turn training, which is a one-day break after the four-day training in Guam. After the first day of the training, the team will conduct the entire training by the 20th, and move to Okinawa, Japan via Incheon on the 21st.
The camp, which will run for a total of 35 days from Jan. 31 to Mar. 5, will be joined by a total of 63 players, including Lotte manager Kim Tae-hyung, 20 pitchers, four catchers, 12 infielders and seven outfielders. A rookie for the 2024 season includes pitcher Jeon Mir.
Lotte's first training will not only gradually enhance its physical stamina and physical condition, but will also be conducted through full-fledged technical training. It will also play two matches between Cheongbaek and Cheongbaek in the first camp, enhancing its sense of actual battle early on.
After moving to Japan, practice games will be held at Nishizaki Baseball Stadium in Itoman City from Feb. 21 to Feb. 26 and Kushikawa Baseball Stadium from Feb. 26 to March 5 to enhance their sense of actual performance. In particular, Lotte's team will hold joint training with Chiba Lotte's first-tier team at Nishizaki Baseball Stadium on Feb. 22, and two exchange games on Feb. 24 and 25.
Guam, which is very mild and warm at 27 degrees Celsius as of 8 a.m., is a perfect environment for training and technical training close to the real world.
With the composition of the first-team squad still undecided, players also have to prove their value through fierce competition while improving their skills to be included in head coach Kim Tae-hyung's blueprint.
At the same time, Kim, who was appointed Lotte's 21st head coach in October last year, is constantly referring to "winning" and "good performance." At the inauguration ceremony, Kim said, "I told you my goal is to win without fear when I was a rookie coach, but I will tell you that my goal is to win again here," adding, "Our goal is to win unconditionally. The first goal is postseason, and I will aim to win next time," and confidently declared Lotte's victory.
Over the years, Lotte suffered ups and downs. As a result, it is Kim who recruited a manager who has won the title and experienced autumn baseball from outside. Despite many people's expectations as the "winning contractor," Kim maintains a calm attitude.
Coach Kim also expressed his determination to do his duty with responsibility as he has been performing well even when he left the country on January 31.
As he said, Lotte's schedule for the first day of the Guam spring camp, which does not spend a day in vain on training days, will begin soon.
Tuesday, February 6, 2024