‘It’s my 8th team’ PIT→SD Trade Choi “It’s hard to say goodbye, I’ll never forget it”, Bae Bae-hwan and Bromance also show off
“It’s always hard to say goodbye.”
The San Diego Padres were the eighth team for Choi Ji-Man (32), who left for a foreign land in 2010 to try his hand at American baseball. Although he has changed teams numerous times, he has shown a special affection for his former team, the Pittsburgh Pirates.
“It’s always hard to say goodbye. Especially someone that you love and care a lot. I like to let the Bucs fans know I had a great time while I was Pirate and won’t forget about it for the rest of my life,” Choi wrote in English on his Instagram on April 4 (KST).
Choi began his minor league career with the Seattle Mariners in 2010, then moved on to the Baltimore Orioles before breaking into the big leagues with the Los Angeles Angels in 2016. He spent the next year with the New York Yankees and 2018 with the Milwaukee Brewers before donning a Tampa Bay Rays uniform for the season.토토사이트
After getting more opportunities in Tampa Bay, Choi was traded to Pittsburgh ahead of this season. He was joined by Bae Ji-hwan (24). They didn’t have much time together as Choi was injured from the beginning of the season, and when Choi returned last month, Bae went down with an injury, but that didn’t diminish their love for Pittsburgh.
“It doesn’t matter how long I’ve been here. I was loved by the greatest fans in the world,” Choi said, adding, “I wish I could have stayed with the Bucs longer, but what can I say. Baseball is part of the business and there’s nothing I can do about it (It doesn’t matter how long you have been here. I’ve been loved so much by the greatest fans in the world. I wish I could play longer with the Bucs, but what can I say? Baseball is a part of business, and it’s something that I can’t do anything about it),” he said.
In closing, Choi said, “Again, I want to thank you for your support for me and the Bucs. Again, thank you for your support in rooting for me and the Bucs. I wish you nothing but all the best” and wished him good luck.
The post received more than 6,000 likes. The fans responded warmly to Bae’s thank you to his former team, despite the fact that he hasn’t had many opportunities since his return.
Bae Bae-hwan briefly showed his affection with a heart. Choi Ji-Man wrote, “Don’t fight without your brother!! Eat well!! Clean well!! Don’t get scolded!! I miss you, my brother!” In response, Bae Ji Hwan also wrote, “Nee Hang! Alla View Mr. Yoo Soon ㅠ”.
With his cheerful personality, Choi Ji-Man blends in well with anyone and anywhere, and now he has the chance to spend more time with Kim Ha-Sung. Kim Ha-Sung is much more established in the team than Bae Ji-Hwan, so we can expect his integration into the team to be much easier.