He finally wore a San Francisco Giants uniform and a hat. And his first words were, “Will it fit well?”
Lee Jung-hoo, who signed a six-year contract worth a total of $113 million (about 146 billion won), finally entered San Francisco’s home stadium, Oracle Park. And he wore San Francisco’s uniform and hat.
Lee Jung-hoo transferred from the KBO League to the Major League with the highest contract among players. After concluding the first contract worth more than 100 million dollars, the official contract was signed after passing the medical test on the 15th (Korean time), and a press conference was held along with the official induction ceremony at Oracle Park on the 16th.헤라카지노
Lee Jeong-hoo wrote down the greeting and read it directly in English. He expressed his gratitude to his agent Scott Boras and his family, who helped him sign a large contract with the San Francisco team, and vigorously shouted, “Let’s go Giants,” saying he would play for San Francisco. And while wearing a uniform and a hat, he asked “Handsome?” to create a soft atmosphere in the conference room.
When asked why he chose San Francisco, Lee Jeong-hoo said, “It was a team that I liked because it had a long history and many legendary players, and had recently won a lot of championships. “I am honored to have been chosen by such a team and to play for a team with such a long history,” he said.
He said that his immediate task was adaptation. Lee Jeong-hoo said, “It is a task to adapt to a new environment. New pitchers, new environment, baseball stadium… . In Korea, people travel by bus, but here they travel by plane. I have to adjust to the time difference and there are a lot of things I have to adapt to. “I will prepare to adapt quickly,” he said.
When asked what he was most looking forward to, he said, “This is the first time since I toured the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball stadium during the last spring training at the major league stadium in the United States.” This is Oracle Park. “I’m looking forward to playing on the Major League field,” he said.
Lee Jeong-hoo took a commemorative photo at Oracle Park, the home stadium of the San Francisco Giants. San Francisco Giants SNS capture
When asked what he learned from his father Lee Jong-beom, Lee Jeong-hoo first said, “I didn’t learn anything baseball-wise,” making the crowd laugh. Next, “Personality. He said, “I learned about the things that can be important as a good person and how to act when a player is doing well.” He said, “I learned about being a good person.”
During the medical check, a question was also asked about the ankle injury that had caused concern. Lee Jeong-hoo said, “I have now recovered 100%. He said, “There were many people who helped me when I had surgery, so I think I should work hard for them.”
Now we meet No. 14 as a rival from the same district as Kim Ha-seong. Lee Jeong-hoo said, “He is my older brother who has been my spiritual support. He told me a lot of good things from Korea. He said it was amazing that they were facing each other after their time together. He said, “I think I’ll have to ask a lot more questions in the future.”
When asked to tell what kind of player he is, he replied, “He’s young.” Lee Jeong-hoo, who said, “I think my prime has not yet arrived and I think I can improve my skills,” said, “I will work hard to become a player who can bring victory to our team, and I will do my best to give it my all.” Emphasis was placed on team first.
When asked about batting, defense, etc., he said, “I’m embarrassed to talk about it in detail. He said, “If I show it from Opening Day next year, I hope the fans will evaluate it.”
When asked about having fewer strikeouts and hitting well, Lee Jeong-hoo said, “What I have been able to do better than others since I was young is hitting well.” It was. He thought he should hit it well while taking a full swing. He said his secret, saying, “I practiced thinking that if I hit it somehow and put it on the ground, what might happen?”
Why is Lee Jeong-hoo’s nickname “Grandson of the Wind?” There was also a question about whether it was & # 39; Lee Jeong-hoo said, “His father’s nickname during active duty was “Son of the Wind,” so from the time he was born, he became “The Grandson of the Wind.” “In Korea, people cringe when they hear that nickname, but in English, he looks cool,” he said with a laugh. Immediately followed by a question about whether he was faster than his father, Lee Jeong-hoo said, “His dad was really fast.” He said, “I may win now, but if I were to play at the same age, I would never be able to win.”
There was also a question about General Manager Pete Putilla personally visiting Gocheok Sky Dome during Lee Jung-hoo’s last appearance last October. Lee Jeong-hoo said, “I never even thought about it.” He felt like he had received a great gift. I was so thankful. He said, “It was a happy memory just watching me play.”
Regarding the goal for the first season, “I think we need to meet it.” “First of all, it is important to adapt, so I am considering adaptation as a top priority,” he said. “I will do my best every day and do my best to help the team win because the most important thing is for the team to win.”
Regarding the arrival of Shohei Ohtani to the rival LA Dodgers, he hesitated a bit and responded, “I will work hard.”
Lee Jung-hoo wrote great history in the KBO League. The club said that Lee Jeong-hoo will play center field from the opening game.