“When working at the NC Dinos 2nd team stadium, there was a player who got hit in the eye by a ball that bounced irregularly the day before his 1st team call-up. So he didn’t make it to the first team. (As a grounds manager) I was so heartbroken. “That player is (Seo) Ho-cheol, who hit a grand slam home run in the first wild card game.”
NC Dinos selected three members of the Changwon NC Park management team as the first pitchers for Game 3 of the 2023 KBO League postseason semi-playoffs on the 25th. In celebration of the fall baseball season being held for the first time at Changwon NC Park, NC selected the first pitcher under the concept of ‘people who fill Changwon NC Park’, and for the third game of the semi-playoffs, the three members of the Changwon NC Park management team who are making hidden efforts in various parts of the stadium. He entrusted the glorious first pitch to .
Changwon NC Park grounds manager Lee Young-jin, who threw out the first pitch, has been with the NC Dinos since 2011, Jeon Yeon-hee of the beautification team has been with the NC Dinos since 2016, and Kwon Jin-woong of the facilities team has been with the NC Dinos since 2019. They are part of the Changwon NC Park management team and help fans visiting the baseball stadium to watch baseball games comfortably and safely. Sports Seoul met with them right after the first pitch.
The three people said in unison in their thoughts on the first pitch, “It is an honor to be able to throw the first pitch on such a big stage. “I hope NC will continue to win and go all the way to the Korean Series and win,” he said.
For Lee Young-jin, the grounds manager who has worked at NC for 13 years, all of NC’s players are dear to him and leave an impression on him. However, there are two players who are particularly impressive, and one is outfielder Park Jeong-jun (39), who retired in 2015.
Mr. Lee said, “I happened to see (Park) Jeong-jun sitting in front of the locker room while going out to eat, peeling off calluses with his knife. He had calluses upon calluses. “After he peeled off the calluses, I saw him taping it up and I thought that’s not something that just any baseball player does,” he said.
Another person is infielder Seo Ho-cheol (27). Mr. Lee said, “When I was working at the NC 2nd team stadium, there was a player who got hit in the eye by a ball that bounced irregularly the day before he was called up to the 1st team. So he didn’t make it to the first team. (As a grounds manager) I was so heartbroken. “That player is (Seo) Ho-cheol, who hit a grand slam in the first wild card game,” he said, smiling brightly. Mr. Lee said, “The focus is only on famous players, but Seo Ho-cheol was a really good player ever since he was in the second team. “He always supports me,” he said emphatically.
Facilities team member Jin-Woong Kwon’s job is to manage all facilities throughout the stadium. If there are damaged facilities, repair work will be done to ensure the safety of players and spectators. The most damaged things after a game are toilets and cup holders in the stands. However, my body may be having a hard time. Mr. Kwon said, “My job is to protect the safety of players and spectators. “It doesn’t matter that there are a lot of damaged facilities,” he said.
This is also true for Jeon Yeon-hee of the beautification team. Mr. Jeon said, “Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of spectators has increased and there are more places to clean, but I just do my job and I don’t think it has become more difficult. “I hope that spectators visiting NC Park will use clean facilities, and I hope that this will not cause any damage to the game,” he explained.
He could also feel pride in his work. Youngjin Lee, in charge of the grounds, said, “Our grounds team pays for the Japanese weather application at their own expense and manages the ground by continuously monitoring the weather before the game. “I think NC Park Ground is one of the best among the 10 teams,” he said.메이저사이트
Lastly, the three said, “While working at NC, I was happiest when we won the combined championship in the 2020 season. Let’s continue this season with this atmosphere and go all the way to the Korean Series and aim for a win!! NC fighting!” he said, infusing good energy into the crowd.