“I heard a lot of good things from senior Park Chan-ho.”
On the 14th (Korean time), Park Chan-ho made a surprise visit to Kiwoom’s spring camp, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. After taking errands as an adviser to the San Diego Padres, he went to Scottsdale, where he met coach Hong Won-ki, a ‘best friend’. 온라인카지노
Park Chan-ho’s visit to Kiwoom Spring Camp is the first time in 4 years since 2019. Park Chan-ho personally observed the live pitching of Kiwoom pitchers that day, grabbed each individual and gave technical and mental advice. In particular, he gave a ‘master lecture’ for more than an hour to Jang Jae-young, a 150 km fire bowler who is cherished by Kiwoom.
On this day, Jang Jae-young threw over 100 pitches, which was unusual for live pitching. Of course, it wasn’t unreasonable. Jang Jae-young said, “I threw it with 50% power.” Even so, it is surprising that he threw so many pitches during this period. Through the Korean Express, Jang Jae-young has accumulated experiences that money cannot buy.
According to Jang Jae-young, Park Chan-ho told Jang Jae-young in detail about commands rather than restraints, and shifting the center of gravity from the lower body to the upper body. He did not hesitate to talk about the basic attitude and mindset that a pitcher should have. He easily passed an hour by demonstrating one by one and giving and receiving feedback.
Usually, when an outsider visits a specific club’s camp and gives a one-point lesson, there are very few cases where a ‘lecture’ is held for more than an hour with a single player. By the way, Park Chan-ho was famous as a ‘Two Much Talker’ since his active days. As such, he is famous for always giving 100% passion when it comes to baseball.
The reporter arrived at the scene at around 1:45 p.m. local time. In fact, Jang Jae-young’s live pitching and Park Chan-ho’s lesson feedback continued until close to 3 p.m. I watched from a distance, so I couldn’t tell what the two were talking about. As I got closer, I heard that it was “accuracy over speed”. Just then, the passionate one-hour lecture was over.
After Park Chan-ho and Jang Jae-young’s feedback, the live pitching scene was already after all players except for the two had left. Director Hong Won-ki, who stood by the two until the end, was the winner (?). The weather on site was rather chilly that day, but Park Chan-ho’s Myeong lecture was hot enough to cover any temperature. The two left after hugging. Of course, Jaeyoung Jang’s ears didn’t bleed.
Meanwhile, Park Chan-ho plans to visit the national team’s spring camp in Tucson as a WBC commentator for a public broadcasting station.