“Like LG challenging to win… Hanwha starts with PS” Chae Eun-seong’s dream

  • February 25, 2023

 Chae Eun-seong (33), who leaves LG after 14 years and starts anew at Hanwha, still feels awkward wearing a plain uniform. Chae Eun-seong, three weeks after the start of the Arizona spring camp in the United States, said, “I still feel awkward wearing the Hanwha uniform, perhaps because I live trapped in stripes. He usually wears big clothes, but when he wears a uniform without stripes, the clothes look too big,” he laughed. 토토사이트

It’s not just about uniforms. He also lost 4 to 5 kg of actual weight. Chae Eun-seong, who served as first baseman at LG last year, but will increase the rate of business trips as an outfielder again at Hanwha, said, “You have to run a lot. He is also at an age where he shouldn’t gain weight.” He is not a fast player by nature, but I feel that he has become more comfortable with his body.” 

Chae Eun-seong, who signed a FA contract with Hanwha last winter for 6 years and up to 9 billion won, has been in charge of the field team since the first year of the transfer and leads juniors. On a team with many inexperienced young players, you have to take on the role of a dugout leader. He said, “It is most important to be good at baseball,” but “There are actions that you should not do on the baseball field. Behavior that spoils the team atmosphere should not be seen. If I force myself to do something I don’t do, it won’t work. I will set an example by picking up even one more ball from myself.” 

As much as he signed an FA contract for a huge amount, the responsibility is great. “I received a lot as a FA. It’s a lie if you say there’s no pressure. I am treated well and I feel a lot of attention from the outside. There is some pressure, but I think baseball is the same. Even when I was at LG, there were many close people, so there was a comfortable atmosphere, but I never played baseball without pressure. No matter how many years he played as the starting pitcher, he always prepared with anxiety in his heart. In Hanwha, if I can’t play, I might not be able to compete. Whether at LG or at Hanwha, everything is focused on being good at baseball,” said Chae Eun-seong. 

Chae Eun-seong, who joined LG as a foster player in 2009, experienced both the dark period and the rebound of the team. LG, which failed in fall baseball for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012, overcame a long ordeal and succeeded in advancing to the postseason seven times in the last 10 years from 2013 to 2022. For the first time in the club, it has become a favorite for the championship and a regular postseason customer, such as stepping on the fall baseball stage for the last 4 consecutive years. Once on track, they are on their way to becoming a sustainable strong team. 

Chae Eun-seong said, “After the first taste of fall baseball at LG, I had a lot of thoughts that I wanted to continue. It was fun to watch fall baseball with my peers for a long time while looking at the top.” After playing fall baseball for several years, I gained strength, and I am looking higher. I hope Hanwha will do the same. Except for (Jeong) Eun-won, there are few young players who have played fall baseball, but if the players know the atmosphere, the team can rise higher.” 

Hanwha, who finished the first camp in Arizona on the 24th with Cheongbaekjeon, is on the rise by winning two consecutive victories against the Dutch World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team in practice matches. Chae Eun-seong improved his condition with 2 at-bats and 1 hit in 2 consecutive games against the Netherlands, and was able to move on to Okinawa, Japan, where the second campsite was set up with the team. 

“Our team can do well enough,” he said. It was just two practice games, but I saw a lot of friends with good skills. I have a lot of older brothers, but if we do our best in each position and unite the atmosphere well, there will be good results.”

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