“We support the future of Ryu Ji-hyuk, who will shine in blue” KIA fans still love… Already Samsung-centric, even the commander is smitten

“We wish Ryu Ji-hyuk all the best for his future in the blue.”토스카지노

On the 23rd of this month, the Samsung Lions and KT Wiz played the 12th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu. Ahead of the game, a special coffee tea arrived at the stadium. According to Samsung officials, it was sent to Ryu Ji-hyuk by fans who have been supporting him since his days with the KIA Tigers.

Various phrases caught the eyes of passersby in front of the stadium: “Coffee shot by Ji-hyuk, enjoy,” “Ryu Ji-hyuk, is that a T? ‘All-round infield utility T’, ‘We support the future of Ryu Ji-hyuk, who will shine blue’, etc.

Photo (Daegu)=Reporter Lee Jeong-won

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Even though he moved on to another team, his fans never left. This coffee tea has a lot of meaning, showing what kind of player Ryu Ji-hyuk was, regardless of whether he was good or bad at baseball. He always thought about the team, cared about his younger siblings, and was genuine about baseball, which is why fans loved him and players respected him. KIA fans still love Ryu Ji-hyuk and support him even though he’s gone.

The same goes for Samsung. Ryu Ji-hyuk left Chungden KIA for Samsung in a one-for-one trade with Kim Tae-gun on the 5th of this month. He is still in the adjustment phase, batting .188 with six hits, four RBIs and six runs scored, but he has already earned the trust of Samsung manager Park Jin-man and the hearts of Samsung players on and off the field in less than a month.

“He gives a lot of advice to the younger players. The younger players follow him very well,” said a Samsung representative.

“He has a way of coddling the players,” said Park Jin-man. I think that’s why the young players’ expressions and performances have improved so much.” “Before Ji-hyuk came, our team was extremely divided into old and young players. I don’t know about pitchers, but what we were lacking was a batsman who should play the role of a middle-order bat, and it was hard for me to do that alone, but Ji-hyuk has come and is doing a good job.”

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“He takes care of the juniors really well and leads them well. I think Ji-hyuk will have a lot of roles to play in the future. Ji-hyuk has only been here for a short time, but I hope he can play his role well.”

Samsung is currently in last place. Ryu had his second multi-hit game since joining the team the day before, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, but it was overshadowed by the team’s loss. It will be interesting to see if Samsung can bounce back with Ryu.

Ryu is currently batting .258 with 65 hits, 21 RBIs and 34 runs scored in 75 games. He is on pace for 100 hits for the second straight season.

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