“It’s so nice to have (Go) Woo Seok on our team.”
Kim Ha-sung (29, San Diego Padres) sincerely welcomed Ko Woo-suk (26) to San Diego. He made the remarks as mentioned above at the departure hall of Incheon International Airport on the 20th. Deep down, his best friend Lee Jung-hoo (26, San Francisco Giants) also hoped to visit San Diego, but life is not going as it sounds.
Ko Woo-suk signed a two-plus-year contract of up to 9.4 million dollars with San Diego. And he greeted Kim Ha-sung by receiving his contact information through Lee Jung-hoo. Kim Ha-sung said, “It’s his first season in the Major League, and he’s a fielder, but he’ll help me adjust to the U.S. hard.”
For Ko Woo-seok, Kim Ha-sung’s presence is everything. Although he lives with his family in unfamiliar U.S. soil, there is a difference between having and not having a Korean player in the stadium. Kim Ha-sung can tell Ko Woo-seok about his trial and error and give him a direction. Of course, a Korean colleague who has been absent for three years will be a great help to Kim Ha-sung. 마카오카지노
“Since my career in Korea, I have set my goal to grow every year, and I have made a commitment,” Kim Ha-sung said. On signs of KBO leaguers’ rush to the Major League, he said, “I am happy that Korean players go to the Major League. Those players also carry burden and responsibility.”
However, he is now in a position to be supported by the entire nation. “Those players are also supported by the public, so they should play with responsibility. Only when we do well can our juniors continue to challenge to the Major League and be treated well in Korea. I should also do it with responsibility,” Kim said.
Ko may have dreamed of joining the Major League after watching Ryu Hyun-jin (37, FA) or Kim Ha-sung who played in the U.S. first. Now, he is about to start adapting himself to the Major League by relying on Ko and him. For one, he is expected to take charge of important points in the middle and second half of the game along with Yuki Matsui. There is also a possibility that he will take charge of finishing touches depending on the situation.