“I didn’t even get interest…”
Park Kyung-soo (39), the eldest brother of kt Wiz, who attended the first media day since 2018, expressed his delight at the team’s changed status.
At the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Media Day’ held at the Grand Hyatt Seoul in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the 30th, kt received positive reviews from a number of commanders of the 9 clubs, excluding himself, for having a high possibility of advancing to the postseason.
KT has risen to the ranks as a strong team based on the experience of steadily advancing into fall baseball for the past few years along with a stable starting team. In the 2015-2017 season, which was the beginning of entering the first team, the winning rate did not exceed 40%, but from the 2020 season, he experienced fall baseball and won the combined championship in the 2021 season after 7 years of founding.
On this day, Park Kyung-soo, who attended Media Day at kt’s insistence, 스포츠토토recalled Media Day in 2018 and was immersed in memories for a while. “(At Media Day in 2018), we didn’t even get attention. Realistically, everyone was looking at us as the lowest. It feels really good to be evaluated as a team that can go through that (ordeal) and play fall baseball. . It is proof that they are looking at it as a strong team. They have more responsibility.”
The vigilance of other teams has turned into positive energy for the team. He is full of will to find the throne that was stolen last year. Park Kyung-soo said, “We (the team) also have that idea (going into fall baseball). When I talk with the players about ‘what will happen this year’, there have been more player movements this season, and a lot of power leveling has been achieved. The pitcher fight is really I felt it was important, but our strong starting lineup is our strong point. We are telling the pitchers not to get sick and ask them to take care of themselves,” he smiled.
Park Kyung-soo is eager to lift the championship cup at his home stadium, Suwon KT Wiz Park. The 2021 season Korean Series was held at Gocheok Sky Dome in the aftermath of Corona 19. This time, we want to enjoy the joy of winning together with the home fans.
Park Kyung-soo said, “This year is the 10th anniversary of the team’s founding. Corona 19 is also over, and I want to enjoy the impression of winning at the Suwon home stadium. I don’t know how long I can play baseball, but I want to win one more championship. The players also want it. I think I just need to do well.”
The changed status of kt. Attention is focusing on whether the team will be able to rise to the top once again according to the captain’s wish with a smile.