Moon’s first All-Star excitement in his second year…”I’m going with my family! I’m going to have fun”
His first All-Star in his second year. Hanwha Eagles’ Moon Dong-ju (20) had a smile on his face.
Moon was named as a manager’s pick for the KBO All-Star Game on Sept. 15. Hanwha will be represented by Chae Eun-sung Noh Si-hwan as the best member and Moon Dong-ju Park Sang-won as the manager’s pick.
“I’m excited to be here for the first time,” said Moon Dong-ju when we met at the Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on September 5.먹튀검증
It’s especially meaningful that he was recommended by Hanwha head coach Choi Won-ho. A former pitcher himself, Choi has been carefully coaching Moon on everything from his pitching mechanics to his seasonal innings limit.
“It’s a very good feeling, because he’s been watching me. It’s my first All-Star Game, so I’m not really sure how to do well, but I’m going to go out there and hit, and I’m going to have fun.”
The focus of the All-Star Game is often more on performance than skill. “It’s my first All-Star appearance, so I’ll try to feel the atmosphere well,” Moon emphasized. He hasn’t received as many congratulatory calls as he expected.
“I’ll probably be with my family, but I think it will be a really good memory, and I think it will be an opportunity to talk to the seniors from the other teams and get to know them better,” he said.
Moon has been dreaming of playing in the All-Star Game since he was in school. He was ranked second in the Nanum All-Star Pitcher category in the All-Star Game fan vote. The pitcher throws a 160-kilometer fastball, and the fans’ hopes for Hanwha are strong. However, Yang Hyun-jong (KIA Tigers), the No. 1 pitcher, seems to have a higher barrier.
“Starting with this year, I’ll try to do better in the future. Honestly, I didn’t expect to come in second…I’m really grateful to the fans. I hope to do better in the future and go for the fan vote in the future.”