Yang Eui-ji’s sorry and encouragement toward junior Park Se-hyuk
This is because Park Se-hyuk’s fate also changed according to the actions of his senior, Yang Eui-ji. It was the same in the free agent (FA) market this winter. Yang Eui-ji seemed to be sorry for that.
In 2012, when Park Se-hyuk joined Doosan and took his first professional step, Eui-ji Yang was the team’s main catcher. Park Se-hyeok steadily supported him and played an active role as a special backup catcher, but was overshadowed by Yang Eui-ji, who stood tall as the best catcher in active service. 안전놀이터
After Yang Eui-ji moved to NC through FA after the 2018 season, a ‘flower road’ opened for Park Se-hyuk. In 2019, when he was the first full-time main catcher, his value was recognized by leading Doosan’s regular season-Korean Series (KS) combined championship. Park Se-hyeok did not hide his gratitude, saying, “It was possible thanks to learning a lot from (Yang) Eui-ji.”
Four years passed like that. At the end of the 2022 season, Eui-Ji Yang and Se-Hyuk Park got his first FA qualification. Coincidentally, Yang Eui-ji’s destination was Doosan, where Park Se-hyeok wore a mask for four years. Park Se-hyuk changed to the NC uniform that Yang Eui-ji had been in for 4 years under the condition of 4 years and 4.6 billion won. It’s truly an unfortunate fate.
The first emotion Yang Eui-ji felt was sorry. He could not hide his feelings even at the initiation ceremony held at Jamsil Stadium on the 11th. He said, “Me and (Choi) Jae-hoon (Hanwha Eagles), (Park) Se-hyuk and (Kim) Jae-hwan (Doosan) suffered a lot.” I hoped for a good contract,” he confessed. “As I came back, Sehyuk went to NC. Sehyeok also had a strong desire to stay at Doosan, but he was reluctant. He said, ‘I’m sorry’.”
At the same time, “Sehyuk is still young,” he said. “I said to Sehyuk, ‘Congratulations for doing well,’ and ‘I hope to receive more rewards in the second FA.’ Sehyuk also said, ‘Let’s work hard’. Thanks to that, as his older brother, I was able to move the team comfortably.”