Samsung Lions pitchers Lee Seung-hyun, Hong Jung-woo, Choi Ji-kwang, and Kim Si-hyun set up a mini-camp in Okinawa, Japan. They were joined by Woo Kyu-min and Moon Yong-ik (KT), who were teammates at Samsung until last year.
Woo, who is known for taking care of his juniors, organized the camp to prepare for the upcoming season in Okinawa before the spring training. 바카라사이트 Woo was selected by KT through the second round of the draft, but boarded a plane to Okinawa to be with his juniors.
Before leaving Samsung, Woo said, “I see my younger brothers in my eyes. I was close to all of my siblings in the pitching staff, and it’s a shame that I can’t be with them in the future,” he said.
“The team hasn’t been performing well lately, so we’ve been going through a difficult time, and it’s a shame because we wanted to pull together and do well. We haven’t seen the light of day yet, but I sincerely hope that they will break through and blossom into success.”
The Okinawa mini-camp cost a small fortune, but Woo opened his wallet.
This is because he is a tree that gives generously to his juniors.
Woo wasn’t the only one to lend his support to the Okinawa mini-camp. Eiji Ochiai, a former Samsung pitching coach and Future Team manager, also helped out.
Although he left Samsung in 2021, Ochiai keeps in touch with his former students and follows their performance. “I always check their grades because they are my former students, and I need to know (their grades) to talk to them when they contact me,” he said, but his reasoning is different. “I only have two daughters, so I feel like the players are my sons,” Ochiai says candidly.
A self-proclaimed “Lions fan,” he also watches the club’s official YouTube channel, Lions TV.
Ochiai has helped his former students use the Chatan Stadium and other facilities at Junichi’s spring camp. 안전놀이터 Woo expressed his gratitude to Ochiai on Instagram, and Ochiai responded with a supportive comment.
They say the professional world is cold, but good things come between good people.