Loud laughter could be heard over the receiver. Former SK/Hanwha player and national team ‘Legend second baseman’ Jeong Geun-woo (41) was appointed as the coach of the women’s baseball team on the 19th. The women’s national baseball team, led by head coach Yang Sang-moon, appoints Jeong Geun-woo and Lee Dong-hyeon (SBS Sports commentator) as coaches to reach the international stage.
Jung Geun-woo, who contacted Sports Seoul, said, “It is very meaningful to wear the Taegeukgi. He expressed his feelings, saying, “I hope it will help the women’s baseball team achieve results in international competitions.”
Jeong Geun-woo honestly said, “I’ve never seen a female baseball player except for softball players and Kim Ra-kyung.” However, he usually donates a lot of baseball talent and has experience in coaching players, both amateur and professional. Jung Geun-woo said, “I also coached the ‘Youth Baseball Team’, and I have many experiences. After checking the skills of the women’s national team players, he pledged to play fun and happy baseball while communicating.”
Jung Geun-woo is contributing to the baseball boom through JTBC’s popular entertainment show ‘Strongest Baseball’. While he is busy, he will gladly accept the coaching position of the women’s baseball team and contribute to the popularity of women’s baseball. Jung Geun-woo said, “I will do my best in the parts that I can do.”
Called the ‘Devil’s second baseman’, Jeong Geun-woo is a player who made a mark in Korean baseball history. As a main axis, he won the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2009 WBC runner-up, and 2015 Premier 12 championship, and was with Korean baseball at its peak. Last year, he was also selected as one of the 40 legends for the 40th anniversary of the KBO League.
Do you have Jung Keun-woo’s own defense and hitting tips? He emphasized his ‘skills’ rather than his form. Jeong Geun-woo said, “Basically holding and throwing is important in defense. Form doesn’t matter to him. Results are important,” he said with a big smile. When it comes to hitting, he said, “I value concise hitting. He is going to teach concise, impactful striking rather than stance. The form is different for each person. He will be coaching (the women’s national team) with an emphasis on getting the timing right.”
The year 2023 will be the year in which international competitions for the men’s and women’s national teams will be held consecutively. Jeong Geun-woo emphasized the ‘pride of the Taegeuk mark’ as a senior who has been in the national team for a long time. Jeong Geun-woo said, “There are great players from other countries, but I hope that our country will also plant pride and pride as a baseball powerhouse.” He said, “Our players are good enough in terms of technology. However, since each of them belonged to a different team, there was not enough time to adjust their hands and feet. For this reason, I want you to be aware of minor mistakes.”
He said that for the sake of the Korean baseball boom, results above a certain level were natural. However, Jung Geun-woo said, “It is necessary to promote, but these days, fans seem to value the process more than the result. I have to do my best and be faithful to the process.” He said, “The national team gathers in one place wearing the Taegeuk mark to achieve good results. I hope that Korean players will do well with the mindset that they can cause a baseball boom by doing their best.” 메이저사이트