First training for the WBC national team… Both Japan and the U.S. “What about Lee Jung-hoo?”
The WBC baseball team arrived in Japan yesterday and started training today.
Let’s connect Osaka, Japan.
Today at the training ground, I received a lot of questions from Japanese reporters about Lee Jung-hoo’s physical condition.
Even before the start of the WBC, interest in Lee Jung-hoo, the best batsman in Korea, is hot.
Lee Jung-hoo, who started his first training session, improved his hitting skills by hitting balls of various pitches.
Lee Jung-hoo, who won 5 batting crowns in Korean baseball last year.
For Lee Jung-hoo, who is aiming to advance to the major leagues after this season, this WBC is like a showcase.
While US MLB.com selected Lee as one of the all-stars ahead of the WBC, Japanese fans who came to see Lee today also stood out.
[Japanese baseball fan]
Coach Lee Kang-cheol showed satisfaction with the physical condition of players including Lee Jung-hoo.
[Lee Kang-cheol / Baseball team coach]
“All the pitchers and fielders seem to be doing well. We are well prepared.”
Today, Japan’s training was held right next to the Korean training ground.
In the midst of over 100 reporters, Ohtani, the star of the show, caught the attention.
Ohtani, who was both pitcher and hitter and won major league MVP, seemed to be focusing on pitching practice.
Korea and Japan face off in their second game on the 10th.