I don’t think I’ll be satisfied even if I do too well.”
I turned around and finally returned to my hometown. He qualified for free agency this year, but was unable to easily decide on a destination, and about 15 days before the start of spring camp, he signed a 3 + 1 year contract with Lotte for up to 4 billion won. Han Hyun-hee, a Busan boy from Gyeongnam Middle School and Gyeongnam High School in Dongsam Elementary School, started her life in Seoul in 2012 by being nominated as the second overall pick in the first round of Nexen (currently Kiwoom). And in his 12th year as a pro, he returned to his hometown team, Lotte. Han Hyun-hee emphasized, “It took a long time to come to Busan. I went around and came back a lot. So I want to do better here.”
Han Hyun-hee literally had poison. Despite last year’s ‘preliminary free agent’ season, he stayed with 21 games, 6 wins, 4 losses, and an average ERA of 4.75. And Kiwoom caused a sensation from the semi-playoffs to the Korean Series, but Han Hyun-hee suffered the humiliation of being excluded from the entry from the playoffs. Han Hyun-hee’s pride was scratched, and he was later judged harshly in the free agency market.
As she prepared for the off-season, she got married and rigged her diet. At the time of her contract with Lotte, she had lost 9kg. Currently, at the spring camp in Guam, Han Hyun-hee skips lunch and trains intensively in the morning and afternoon. She simply replenishes her energy source with bananas. She said that lunch could interfere with her afternoon training, and in fact, after receiving a massage such as stretching after morning training, the time until the next training session is running out.
As much as that, the intensity of training belongs to the highest axis among Lotte players. Bullpen pitching is expected to take place during the third training turn starting on the 11th. Right now I’m focusing on conditioning and balance training. He said, “I haven’t weighed myself, but if I don’t lose weight now, it’s wrong.
But he held his heart firmly enough to endure and accept all this training. He emphasized, “Until now, I have never been strong. Now, I only have the thought that I have to be really strong. I am doing my best unconditionally in any training.”
Throughout the interview, he never left out the words ‘venomous’ and ‘poisonous’. Looking back on last year, he said, “It was a year full of regrets. I will continue to play baseball hard so that the word ‘I practiced really hard’ comes out.”
In fact, with her debut in her early 20s, Han Hyun-hee’s career was solid. She won the title of King of Holds for her second consecutive year with 27 holds in 2013 and 31 holds in 2014. In 2015, she recorded both double-digit wins and double-digit holds with 11 wins and 10 holds. In 2018, she was a starting pitcher with 11 wins, and in 2019, she was a winning group with 24 holds. He was literally an all-weather pitcher.
Is it a struggle to regain the glory of the past? Han Hyun-hee insisted that when asked by reporters, she was “trying to upgrade rather than struggle.” He continued, “I don’t think I’ll be satisfied even if I do well this year. I’ve felt so far, but if I’m satisfied there, I’ll just stop there. So I’m not satisfied and I’m just trying to get better.” 안전놀이터
It’s home again Her wife also told Han Hyun-hee, “It seems that the dialect has gotten worse.” She then came to spring camp without a second to enjoy her newlywed life. Han Hyun-hee said, “I have to be good at baseball so that I can enjoy my honeymoon well,” and emphasized, “I have to do well so that my wife, my family, mother-in-law and father-in-law can all be comfortable. I just have to do well.”
The Han Hyun-hee is looking forward to getting on the mound with her new mindset in her hometown team. Her training is rigorous, but during her breaks, she is unreservedly flirting with her new teammates with her characteristic affinity. Although she is a new team, her familiarity with the uniform of her hometown team, Lotte, is something that cannot be expressed in words.
He said, “I’m from Busan. Ever since I was young, I dreamed of becoming a professional player after watching Lotte. In the end, the place I turned around and settled down was Lotte, so that’s a good thing.” Rather than just talking, I hope I can speak in front of the fans after doing really well.”