“I’ll buy you OO if you hit 20 home runs.”
On the 3rd (Korean time), San Francisco Giants Stadium in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Without fail, the 1:1 T-bar training of LG batters was held. It is not a time to correct the swing form, but a time to check the path of the swing and give and receive feedback. The main character of the day is third baseman Moon Bo-kyung.
Moon Bo-kyung (23) performed well with a batting average of 0.315, 9 homers, 56 RBIs, 52 points, and an OPS of 0.833 in 126 games in the 2022 season. He beat the outstanding seniors and became the starting third baseman. He seemed to grow into a sophisticated hitter capable of hitting 300, but hitting coach Lee Ho-jun had a different perspective.
While correcting the path of the swing in this drill, this coach also talks about baseball. There is no one-way injection, it’s time to check the basics. Don’t even mention personal things. At first, coach Lee said, “If Bokyung hits 25 home runs, there will be no wish. Bokyung-ah, if you hit 20, I’ll buy you OO.”
The MZ generation, especially young MZs, lined up luxury goods that they might be interested in. However, Moon Bo-kyung was not very interested, and eventually the topic of a shoe brand came out. Coach Lee made a clear promise to Moon Bo-kyung, and a secret deal (?) was concluded when Moon Bo-kyung accepted. 메이저놀이터
Coach Lee insisted that Moon Bo-kyung should be reborn as a hitter with 30 homers, not satisfied with being a 30% hitter. I saw that there was a lot of possibility and potential. At the same time, he did not leave out a realistic point. “If you hit 20 or 30 home runs, there is no competition from then on. Have you ever heard of 30 home run hitters competing? He said, “There is only talk of hitting 40 or not.”