‘Blue-blooded ace’ Won Tae-in (Samsung) visited Daegu Citizens Baseball Stadium on the 20th. He was there to watch the 39th Association Baseball Tournament, One Baseball Club-Kyungwoon. Led by Won Tae-in’s father, Won Min-koo, ONE Baseball Club is Daegu’s first professional elite sports club and was considered an underdog when it was founded in April 2021. On the day of the game, they defeated Kyungwoon 8-6, becoming the first club team from Daegu’s Gyeongsangbuk-do region to defeat an elite team.
Won Tae-in, who met with reporters before the game against KT in Daegu on the 21st, said, “We hadn’t recorded our first win since our founding, but my father said, ‘It’s worth a try,’ so I went to the baseball field to watch the game. Before the game, I told the players, ‘If we get our first win today, I’ll take you out to dinner,’ and we did. I saw how hard they had worked all year, and it felt great to record our first win at the Citizen Baseball Stadium where I played as a child. Above all, I was really proud to see my dad happy,” he beamed.
Won continued, “It was great to see the players working so hard. In a way, we are less skilled than the elite players and have never experienced a victory, but seeing them beat an elite team made me think about how hard we have been working.” “Seeing them work so hard despite the hot weather made me realise what I had been missing. I learnt a lot from the younger players,” he added.토토사이트
“It was great to see my dad on the field after a long time, but I wish he would stop getting sent off. Yesterday, he was sent off again and again, but I felt that the umpire’s decision came and went because it was an amateur game. There were some unfavourable decisions because I was on my father’s side, but he was still impatient. I realised why I was so competitive. Now that he’s older, I don’t want him to be so aggressive, but he said that’s not possible. I want you to think about your health and have less stress.”
During the interview, Won Tae-in watched the final game between ONE Baseball Club and Daegu Jungang on his smartphone. He said, “We’re losing 2-3, but we don’t know what’s going to happen because we’re down by one point.” Won Tae-in was right, as One Baseball Club defeated Daegu Joong 6-3 to win its first championship.