Go Woo-seok (25) of LG, a professional baseball player, wakes up at 6:30 a.m. in the off-season and exercises the muscles around his elbows and shoulders from 7:00 a.m. at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, the home of his team. The 6th, the day of the wedding, is no exception.
Ko Woo-seok said, “I carefully asked (to the bride). He asked if he could go to the wedding hall after exercising. They said that after the game is the best, pitching and come back?” he laughed. Lee Ga-hyeon (24), the bride, is the younger sister of Go Woo-suk’s “best friend” Lee Jeong-hoo (25, Kiwoom) and the daughter of LG coach Lee Jong-beom (53), and understands the life of a baseball player better than anyone else.
Go Woo-seok said, “Because his physical condition was not excellent, he had a strong idea that he had to make (body) with an acquired effort from a young age. So he has an anxious mind when he takes a break from exercising.”
As of last year, the average height of Korean professional baseball pitchers is 184.7 cm. Go Woo-seok is about 7 cm smaller than this, but since 2017, when he made his professional debut, he has earned the nickname Little Oh Seung-hwan (41, Samsung) by throwing a “stone fastball” of over 150 km per hour. His top speed is 158 km/h.
Go Woo-seok, who became the first individual king of salvation (42 saves) last year, said, “I am still at an age where I can grow more than anything except height.” It’s fun because it means he can develop further in the future.” At the same time, he added, “When I was young, I set a goal of 160 km per hour, but as I am getting closer and closer, I will have to revise it (higher).”
On the 30th, Go Woo-seok will leave for Arizona, USA, where the team will have a spring camp. Go Woo-seok, who joins the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team during team training, can return home only after the tournament schedule is over. Go Woo-seok said, “I went on my honeymoon in advance (in November of last year). After his wedding, he plans to go on a weekend domestic trip just to get down. Because I have to train on weekdays… ” he said.
Go Woo-seok is determined to recover his pride that was crumpled in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Korea-Japan match (semi-final) through this WBC. Ko Woo-seok, who came to the mound at the end of the 8th inning when the score was tied 2-2, made a base cover mistake in a situation with 1 company and 1st base. He was in a situation where he could have ended the inning without a run if only he had properly stepped on the base. Afterwards, Go Woo-seok, whose mentality was shaken, ended up becoming a losing pitcher as he was hit with a sweeping double in a situation with 2 outs loaded.
Ko Woo-seok said, “I only believed in Goo Wi, but I felt his lack. Fortunately, the stage (WBC) is opened right away where he can test out the parts he has developed. (Olympics) It was an angry and difficult experience at the time, but I think it is an ordeal that encourages me to become stronger. I want to prove that it didn’t happen for nothing.” 메이저사이트
Go Woo-seok is also ahead of the American professional baseball major league (MLB) challenge. At the end of this season, Go Woo-seok can go abroad through the posting system (private competitive bidding) and obtain free agent (FA) qualifications when next season ends.
Go Woo-seok said, “It is true that I want to go abroad on stage when I am young. However, it is also important for him to become a player who can be recognized by himself. If I don’t have that level of skill (I waited one more year), I will become a free agent.” In order to overturn the prejudice against my body, I have no choice but to show it as a result.”