NC Dinos Koo Chang-mo, a member of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) team to be held in March, is quickly picking up the pace. He has already pitched with the tournament official ball and threw up to 30 pitches.
On the 29th, Koo Chang-mo departed for spring camp in Tucson, Arizona, USA via Incheon International Airport. Chang-mo Koo, whom I met before leaving the country, told me how he is rapidly improving his condition to prepare for the WBC. He even conducted his pitching while doing personal training for about 10 days in Jeju Island in mid-January.
Koo Chang-mo had experience participating as a member of the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) team in 2017, and it was an event-type competition with an age limit of 24 years or younger. This WBC national team is practically the first national team after his professional debut.
Koo Chang-mo said, “I am so happy and a little excited to be selected for the national team. I feel a bit nervous now,” he said, expressing his determination, saying, “I didn’t have much relationship with the national team, but I have to prepare well this year so that I can show myself wearing the national team uniform.” 온라인바카라
He continued, “I also have anticipation for playing in the national team with the seniors I saw when I was young. There are veteran seniors in the national team and there are many younger players, and I think there are things to learn from the younger players as well. He is working with the idea that he will learn a lot from veteran seniors and young players.”
In mid-January, Chang-mo Koo had individual training with Min-woo Park and others in Jeju Island. He said, “I did well with the pitching schedule I was aiming for, and the weather was a bit cold, but I still did my schedule without any problems.”
It is said that he pitched up to 30 pitches in Jeju. He said, “Now I think I can go to camp and gradually increase the number of pitches.” He
had a hard time adapting to the official ball. “I’ve gotten a lot better now because I’ve
been throwing and throwing while playing. I think I need to refine the breaking ball a bit more so that I can use it in practice without difficulty,” he said of the process of adapting to the official ball. There is an expectation that he will be a lefty next to Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong.,Koo Chang-mo said, “When I think of the national left-hander, there are names of great seniors. I think I will do it.”