KIA Tigers Na Seong-beom (34) burned his will to win the Korean Series.
For Na Seong-beom, joy and regret coexisted last season. He succeeded in signing a large contract with KIA for 6 years and 15 billion won, and his season performance was good with a batting average of 3.2 (180 hits in 563 bats), 21 homers, 97 RBIs, and OPS .910 in 144 games, and he also won the Golden Glove Award as an outfielder. However, he also provided an excuse for defeat by making a fatal mistake in an important wild card game, spilling the ball backwards.
Na Seong-beom, who is preparing for the second season of transfer, said in a spring camp interview held on the 10th (Korean time) at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA, “I feel like starting over every year. He always tries to reset. Now that 2022 is over온라인바카라, 2023 is starting again. It is a new season and I am preparing with a new mindset with new colleagues, new players and foreign players.”
Na Seong-beom, who said, “My weakness is that sometimes the timing is not right,” said Na Seong-beom, “pitchers somehow try not to give timing to batters. I mix and throw various breaking balls according to the ball count, so I have to respond quickly and quickly according to the ball count, but there are times when that part doesn’t go well. So I pay attention to that part every year,” he said, emphasizing the importance of hitting timing.
Na Seong-beom, who said, “I’m very sorry to the fans” for the mistake in the wild card match, said, “KIA went to the postseason in a few years and made that mistake. It can’t be helped if we lost even though we did our best, but the game went over because of my mistake. To be honest, I should have set an example and showed a good image in front of my juniors, but I was really sorry. I wanted to let my juniors play more fall baseball as one game, but it’s a pity,” he lowered his head.
Na Seong-beom, who looked back at the situation at the time, saying, “I think I was too motivated,” said, “I tried to win in NC, but I was in a hurry to go to fall baseball with a new team. The runner was going home, so the ball didn’t come, but I had no choice but to catch it and throw it quickly.” But “to make a mistake is to make a mistake. There is no turning back now. This year, I will work with a new mindset again.”
Na Seong-beom, who now has five years left on the contract, said, “There is no pressure, but he wants to win within the contract period. He wants to finish with a win. 5 out of 6 years left. I wanted to win last year and I want to do it again this year. I will do my best,” he said, determined to win the championship at KIA.