“My first ‘Dong-hee’ is Han Dong-hee” How director Sutton calls ‘Brother Dong-hee’
Lotte Giants coach Larry Sutton, despite being a foreign coach, usually calls players by their names correctly in Korean when communicating with them. Even while looking at Jeon Jun-woo, whom he met in the dugout ahead of the Suwon KT Wiz match on the 20th, he raised his thumbs up for his recent performance, saying, “’Jun-woo’ is a world-class player.메이저사이트
Director Sutton calls names as much as possible even with difficult pronunciations, but this year I have a little trouble. This is because there are many players with the same name in the first team.
A typical example is Han Dong-hee (24) and Yoon Dong-hee (20), who are showing good performances side by side in the other lineup recently. Also known as the ‘Brothers Dong-hee’, they are also listed in the starting lineup recently, and they were placed side by side in the 5th and 6th batting order before KT on the 20th.
Because they have the same name, director Sutton was calling the two ‘Donghee’ in his own way. Director Sutton said, “Han Dong-hee is called ‘Dong-hee’, and Yoon Dong-hee is called ‘Yuni (Yooni)’. The first ‘Donghee’ for me was Han Donghee. So, I call Donghee Han by her first name, and I call Donghee Yoon by my last name.”
In addition to these, there are many players with the same name in Lotte’s first team. Batter Koh Seung-min, pitcher Koo Seung-min, catcher Son Seong-bin, and outfielder Hwang Seong-bin are giving manager Sutton the same worries as the Dong-hee brothers. Coach Sutton said, “There are many players with the same name, so we call them by nicknames. However, I will not disclose today (the 20th) what the players are called (laughs).”