“Hey~ I thought it was Australia’s Barry Bonds.”
On the 2nd (Korean time), San Francisco Giants Baseball Stadium in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Special batting training took place at LG’s spring camp. This is unusual given that it is the first turn of camp. To be precise, it was not a hitting drill, but rather a drill to correct the path of the swing by placing it on the T-bar.
The main character is LG infielder Song Chan-eui. Song Chan-eui is classified as an all-weather backup capable of both infield and outfield. He is expected to be highly utilized as an infielder. He drew attention by becoming the home run king in the 2022 season demonstration game. His performance last season was 0.236 batting average, 3 home runs, 10 home runs and 8 runs in 33 games.
After feeling the wall in the first team, he was dispatched to Australian professional baseball Geelong Korea in this 2022-2023 offseason and his potential was recognized once again. In 28 games, he had a batting average of 0.324, 7 homers, 24 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.979. Considering that the level of Australian baseball never goes down, it is a record that does not need to be ignored.
Hitting coach Lee Ho-joon of LG watched Song Chan-eui’s hitting while watching the relay broadcast and praised it. Watching Song Chan-eui’s T-bar training, he said, “Hey~ Finally, our Chan-eui.” Song Chan-eui attacked the breaking ball at the timing of his fastball, which coach Lee saw favorably. At the same time, coach Lee said, “Yeah~ I thought it was Barry Bonds from Australia.”
On this day, Song Chan-eui’s T-bar special training consisted of exactly 25 swings. The allotted time was quite long, and Coach Lee and hitting coach Mo Chang-min gave advice in between and talked about what happened in Australia. In the meantime, this coach brought up the story of Bonds.
Coach Lee emphasized the basics to Song Chan-eui, “This is not about changing form. It is to match the path of the swing.” Song Chan-eui exchanged feedback on how to attack a breaking ball at the timing of a fastball and how to attack a ball falling in front of his point without losing form.
Coach Lee said to Song Chan-eui, “Let’s slow down a bit now. This year, let’s continue the good things in the demonstration games throughout the season 메이저놀이터.” “This training is fundamental. Did you do it in elementary school? You have to keep doing this to create a routine.”
In the end, it was a specially organized training to help Song Chan-eui establish the basics and routine of batting. It coincides with director Yeom Kyung-yeop’s theory. Director Yeom said as he left Incheon International Airport, “I haven’t seen him succeed by changing his form. never change form I hope it will be a season for players with little experience to create routines.” Australia’s Barry Bonds and Song Chan-eui prepare for an upgrade like that.