Park Se-woong (28, Lotte), the “big brother” of the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team, has emphasized teamwork.
“As a big brother, I will lead the juniors well and return with good results,” Park said in an official team interview at the Gocheok Sky Dome on Saturday.
Born in 1995, Park is the oldest member of the team. The Asian Games team was selected based on age, and Park was selected as a wild card.
This is the fourth time Park has been named to an adult national team. In 2017, he was named to the APBC and has been called up to the national team ever since. He also wore the Korean flag at the 2022 Tokyo Olympics, and before this season, he played for the national team at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March. His performance at the WBC was particularly impressive, as he pitched six shutout innings in two games.
However, both the Olympics and the WBC did not go well for the South Korean team, and Park was left disappointed. This time around, he’s “all in” for the Asian Games, and he’s determined to make it count.
“I don’t have any injuries and I’m in good shape after the season. My pace is also good, so I’m thinking positively,” he said.
He also had some words of advice for his pitching juniors. “They’re all good,” Park said. They are young, but there are many players who have thoroughly practiced their sports,” he said, adding, “I would like to take this opportunity to tell them that since they came together from different teams and became one national team, I hope they have a family-like heart as one team. If you’re having a hard time, you can help your brother, and if you’re having a hard time, you can help your brother, and I hope we can have a good result.”메이저놀이터
Now that he has gained a lot of experience with the national team, Park emphasized the importance of the atmosphere at big events.
“I think the most important thing is the ‘atmosphere battle,'” he said. “I think the outcome of the game will be determined by how good the atmosphere is. The atmosphere is always good when you’re winning, but it’s important to keep it as high as possible even in bad situations.”
Park Se-woong is the team’s starting resource. He is one of the favorites to start the most important game against Taiwan. He will throw with a sense of responsibility. “I think playing for my country requires a lot of responsibility, and I think that’s why I’ve had good results,” Park said, reiterating that it’s important to throw the best ball we can throw.