“Gangnam-ah’s uniform doesn’t suit him” “What is this, who is this?”
Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 18th, where the 2023 KBO League demonstration game between the Lotte Giants and the LG Twins was held. At 10 a.m., while the home team Lotte players were on the ground and in the middle of training, a player caught my eye while running on the ground with a smile on his face.
Prior to this season, Yoo Kang-nam signed a 4-year, 8 billion won free agent contract with Lotte, and took off the pinstripe he was fond of and wore a uniform with the Giants logo on it.메이저놀이터
Yoo Kang-nam, who debuted as a professional in the 2011 season by being nominated in the 50th place in the 7th round of the LG Twins, boasts a strong body that is called ‘Geumgang Buddha’. Lotte, who had not been able to find a stable starting catcher since Kang Min-ho, recruited Yoo Kang-nam, who has excellent durability and one-shot long-running hits, to find the owner of the Sajik Stadium.
Yoo Kang-nam, who had completed all of the pre-game training, was watching the third base dugout without entering the dugout. The reason is that he waited for LG players from his parent team to come out. As players in pinstripe uniforms came out one by one, Yoo Kang-nam smiled and moved his steps toward third base.
LG coach Mo Chang-min, who was greeting Yoo Gang-nam wearing a Lotte uniform, joked and said, “It doesn’t suit me. This (LG pinstripe uniform) is better.”
Yoo Kang-nam, who missed his home team during the winter, showed off his affection by hugging coaches Hong Chang-ki, Kim Yong-il, and Lee Jong-beom. Coach Jong-Beom Lee held Kang-Nam Yoo and gave him advice on batting, and Coach Yong-Il Kim, who treated Kang-Nam Yoo like a son during his LG days, was caught on camera playing pranks on him by stabbing him with his hands.
Yoo Kang-nam, who was about to turn around after greeting the LG team, saw coach Yeom Kyung-yeop, took off his hat, and greeted 90 degrees, ending the meeting with the members of his family.
Yoo Kang-nam, who did not participate in the game that day, closely watched Kelly pitching, who formed a close battery during the LG Twins days in the first base dugout of Sajik Stadium. The moment Min-seok Kim, a rookie who entered the plate, made a multi-hit, he tapped the fence with his hand, raising the mood of the Lotte Dugout.
I could feel the strong bond between Lotte Yoo Kang-nam and LG players, who went from eating together to having to deal with each other as enemies.