This year is really different. Even though he is away from the team, ‘Moon Treasure’ has his eyes set on a championship.
The Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games team, led by head coach Liu Zhongil, held its second day of training at the Gocheok SkyDome on Thursday. The team will take a day off before playing a practice match against Sangsung on the 26th.
For Moon Bo-kyung, it will be her first cap. LG has a lot of veterans on the team, including Kim Hyun-soo and Oh Ji-hwan.
“(Oh) Ji-hwan said, ‘Go with a winning spirit,’ so I asked (Kim) Hyun-soo to hug me. He said, ‘What’s wrong with men,’ but he hugged me and told me to do a good job at home.”
Although they are far apart in body, they are one in heart. When asked if she watches her team’s games, Moon Bo-kyung replied, “Actually, I do. I watched our game after training. I can’t help it,” she said with a smile. The game was even better than before training.
The Asian Games baseball team will play its final game on the 7th of next month. The LG Twins, who have dominated the regular season, could clinch the regular season title before Moon returns.
“As long as we win the championship, it’s fine,” said Moon, who met with her in-laws. “I think they’re doing better without me,” she laughed, “because they have so many strong seniors. If LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop heard this, he would have asked what they were talking about. Coincidentally, LG won two straight games against Hanwha on March 23 and 24 to solidify its hold on first place.
Moon’s best picture is to win the regular season and then return home with literal “gold” to the team that awaits in the Korean Series. But I will support them from afar,” Moon emphasized. The goal, of course, is gold for the team. She hopes to play a role in that victory.
The Xiaoxing Baseball Stadium, where the Asian Games will be held, is an artificial turf field. However, Moon Bo-kyung, an infield specialist, pointed out more details.
“It feels like an old shepherd’s stadium. The entire infield is not covered with artificial turf, and there is a lot of dirt. There are no professional stadiums in Korea like that anymore. I think I’ll have to get used to it on the field.”
If Kang Baek-ho sees a designated hitter, Noh Si-hwan and Moon Bo-kyung will be his only first basemen. Defense coaches Lee Jong-yeol and Ryu Ji-hyun will decide their positions.
Moon said, “It’s been a while since I played first base, so it’s a little awkward. The angle I stand and the angle I look at are different than usual,” she said, adding, “My hands are hurting because the pitches of Kim Hye-sung, Noh Si-hwan, and Park Sung-hwan are huge. I need to adapt to first base as soon as possible,” she said, strengthening her resolve. 레고토토
The Gocheok Dome, where the national team is training, is showing videos of Taiwanese pitchers’ pitches and Korean players’ home runs, strikeouts, and other good plays. A KBO official explained, “We want the fans to analyze the game when they have a free moment, and we also want them to gain strength in the sense of cheering.”
There is also a video of Moon’s home run. “I didn’t really watch it, but when I looked up from the first base side to see the ball, I saw my video,” Moon smiled.
“I think it’s more fun to practice with other players my age. I will prepare well so that I can approach the game with the same mindset as usual.”