Show me your mature side”… Attitude Controversy → As a key player in the national team, the Korean Express also supports
There is no more attitude controversy. Kang Baek-ho (24), who has 먹튀검증 matured through the Tokyo Olympics and last year’s regular season, aims to restore his honor at the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic). KBS commentator Park Chan-ho of the ‘Korean Express’, who pointed out his attitude two years ago, also wished him good luck.
Kang Baek-ho had a truly nightmare-like time at the Tokyo Olympics in the summer of 2021. In the bronze medal match against the Dominican Republic, in the 8th inning with a score of 6-10, he was caught chewing gum on the broadcast screen and became embroiled in controversy over his attitude. At the time, commentator Park Chan-ho said, “You shouldn’t show this. We have to shout more fighting,” and the controversy grew into a wave, and after returning to Korea, Kang Baek-ho said, “It was an action to be criticized enough. I will be recognized as a person in the future.”
In 2022, two major injuries properly damaged the pride of a genius hitter. With a career low of 2.45, 6 home runs and 29 RBIs in 62 games, his annual salary was cut by 47.3% from 550 million won to 290 million won. Kang Baek-ho was not convinced by the club’s presentation of an annual salary contract, so he signed the stamp right before leaving for spring camp. The past two years have been a time of frustration and learning for a genius hitter who stood shoulder to shoulder with Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom) with his joining.
Kang Baek-ho started preparing for the 2023 season with the WBC with a vicious spirit from the field training in Arizona, USA in February. It is basic to go to the stadium earlier than others, and after asking for the understanding of the KT club, which is training at the next stadium, I held a brief data meeting with hitting coach Kim Kang, and gradually supplemented my weaknesses. As a result, he hit two home runs, including an out-of-the-field four, in a practice game in the US, and even when he moved to Japan, he met Orix and Hanshin and reported hits. Kang Baek-ho is classified as a player with good hitting feel in the national team.