Baseball is said to be a mental fight. During the long season, there are good times and there are bad times. In today’s era where all matches are broadcast live, every moment of the players is exposed to the fans. You can often witness big and small anger, annoyed facial expressions, and radical actions. Sometimes, it is packaged well with a competitive spirit.
Veteran Chae Eun-seong (33, Hanwha), who is in his 10th season in the first team this year, is an exceptional player. Few people have seen Chae Eun-sung get angry. Even though he doesn’t play baseball and is frustrated, he doesn’t show signs outwardly. Chae Eun-seong’s trademark is that he sprints to first base without frowning even after being hit by a ball that hits him.
Chae Eun-seong, who left LG last winter and signed a six-year, up to 9 billion won contract with Hanwha as a free agent, plays baseball with a greater burden than ever. At the beginning of the season, he wielded a fire bat, but it did not lead to a team victory, and he suffered a mini slump from the end of last month. A well-hit ball went straight to the fielder, and luck did not follow.
On the 10th and 11th, against Daejeon Samsung, he missed two games due to left thumb pain. His finger pain has been around for quite some time, but he didn’t show any signs of pain as he ran and ran patiently after receiving the injection. Right after the victory on the 11th, coach Carlos Subero was sacked and the situation was messy, but as a senior, he calmed down and comforted the surprised juniors.
Chae Eun-seong, who returned to the starting lineup from the Munhak SSG game on the 12th, came back to life with 7 hits in 23 at-bats in 5 games, batting average of 3.4, 1 home run and 5 RBIs. In particular, against Daejeon Lotte on the 17th, he led the team to a 2-1 victory by hitting Seung-min Koo in the 10th inning with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd bases. Hanwha’s first win of the season.
After the game, Chae Eun-seong said, “I think that our team will gain more strength only when we win one more difficult game. If we overcome difficult situations like this one game after another, the team will be able to go a little higher.”
The team was also shocked by the resignation of coach Subero, which occurred at an unexpected timing, but Chae Eun-seong said about the team atmosphere, “The youngsters were heartbroken, but the team atmosphere was cluttered or not. Senior players have gone through many breakups. At times like this, if you are a player, the only thing he can do is show you how good he is at baseball,” he said calmly.
Chae Eun-seong’s mentality, which usually doesn’t reveal bad feelings, is like a training material that many young players should see and learn from Hanwha. He said, “I think so. He thinks that if he expresses regret when a well-hit ball is caught by Hosobi, he will lose to me. I couldn’t control my emotions,” he said. The more I reveal my feelings, the more I keep thinking of regrets. I don’t express it well with the thought that I have to quickly shake off the bad things and do the next thing.”
Hide bad feelings,토토사이트 but don’t bother to hide good feelings. It was the same with Lotte on the 17th, when he had a final hit. Chae Eun-seong said, “It is difficult to extend three games in a row. He kept saying ‘let’s go home’ among the players. I’m glad we won,” he said with a broad smile.