Gu Chang-mo (26, NC Dinos), who joined the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic) national team, did not hide his will to play.
On the 16th (hereinafter Korean time), after completing the first training session for the national team at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA, Chang-mo Koo met with reporters and said, “I wore the Taegeuk mark for the first time since 2017, but it is a bit different from that time. I think it makes me proud.” Regarding the cold weather on this day, he added, “In 2020 (NC Spring Camp), I experienced snow once (in Tucson). The weather was cold then. It’s not too awkward now.” He said, “It is true that it is awkward because the players and uniforms are all different. Koo Chang-mo has been evaluated as the most suitable pitcher for the Korea-Japan match. Koo Chang-mo said, “It has not been decided yet (whether or not to participate in the Korea-Japan match), but it is my duty to play in the best condition no matter what game I enter.” I have a bad memory (2017 APBC) against Japan. I hit a home run against a player named Yamakawa, and this time, that player entered the entry again. In this tournament, he will work with catcher Yang Eui-ji, who transferred to Doosan Bears after eating rice in one pot until last year. Goo Chang-mo said, ” (Previous) Since we worked together every time during the season, it is a big help to me. I think I can throw it comfortably,” he said. 메이저놀이터
This tournament uses the official baseball of the Major League Baseball. Compared to the official ball of the KBO League, it is slightly smaller in size and has a low seam top and a slippery surface. Koo Chang-mo said, “(During the off-season) I have been holding it in my hand, so there is no big problem now. said.
On the 17th, the national team will have their first practice game against NC at the Kino Veteran Memorial Stadium near the training ground. Koo Chang-mo said, “I don’t throw tomorrow’s NC game (pitching because it’s my parent’s team) because I think it will be burdensome.