“It’s all done by the same person.”
LG Twins pitcher Go Woo-seok (25) is expected to have a busier 2023 than anyone else. He is active as a key finisher for his team, LG. Before the season, the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) must be played, and the selection for the Hangzhou Asian Games held later in the season is also likely.
While physical condition and injury management are more important than ever, Go Woo-seok is also preparing for 2023 by raising his condition early.
On the 30th, Ko Woo-seok, who met with reporters before leaving for Arizona, the United States, where LG’s spring camp was set up, said, “I feel that each year changes year after year while doing high-intensity exercise during the off-season. As the schedule changed, the time to touch the ball became faster than before, but it was still well made. If I had held an international competition in poor physical condition, it would have been a burden to improve my condition.”
Continuing his speech, Ko Woo-seok said, “The first goal every year is to have good grades, but there must be no injuries.”
In early January, Go Woo-seok married Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes)’s younger sister, who is the daughter of LG coach Lee Jong-beom, the ‘Son of the Wind’ and the ‘Grandson of the Wind’. Now that he married the daughter of the ‘Son of the Wind’, Go Woo-seok is also a member of the ‘Family of the Wind’. Since they leave before they have time to enjoy the sweet fun of newlyweds, there must be some regrets.
Go Woo-seok said, “Even though I got married, nothing has changed much. Even when I just came out, I just said ‘It’s the first season after getting married’ and came out. I don’t think there is much change in my life,” he laughed.
From February 1st to 13th, he will train at LG, and from the 14th he will move on to the WBC national team and prepare for the 2023 WBC training in earnest. He is getting used to throwing the WBC official ball in advance. 스포츠토토
He laughed and said, “I should have held the KBO official ball and threw it, but since I didn’t catch it for a while, I didn’t feel much of a difference.” This is my style of holding and throwing the ball strongly. It felt dry, but I think it’s fortunate that my hands tend to sweat.”
Ko Woo-seok played 61 games in the 2022 season and had a personal career high season, recording 4 wins, 2 losses, 42 saves, and an average ERA of 1.48. He broke numerous records and established himself as a representative finisher for the KBO. Expectations are high on what kind of ball Ko Woo-seok will throw against hard hitters such as the United States and Japan. Since he has dreams of reaching the major leagues, he wonders what it will bring to the major leagues.
However, Go Woo-seok said, “It’s all done by the same person. I’ve seen it on TV, but I’m meeting the major leagues? Rather than thinking like this, I go to play the same baseball.”
Finally, he said, “I have a body that is less sensitive to the cold. I thought it was fortunate when I was doing spring camp in Korea, but it is fortunate that I went out because it was colder this year. It’s cold, but seeing the fans are there makes me feel like leaving,” he said.