After flying 14 hours and arriving at dawn, he was beaming with the accomplishment of making it to the major leagues, which is every baseball player’s dream. There was only one question that wiped the smile off his face. He was asked to say a few words to LG Twins fans.
Go Woo-seok, who is now in charge of the bullpen for the San Diego Padres, returned home through Incheon Airport after finalizing his six-day contract. Although he was tired from his early morning arrival, he was all smiles during our 10-minute interview.
After agreeing to a two-year, $4.5 million deal with San Diego on March 3, a day before the deadline for this article, Ko left for the U.S. with LG’s permission. Upon arrival, he underwent a medical examination and reached an agreement. He finalized the deal before the deadline of 7 a.m. on April 4 and became a San Diego player. According to Go, 안전놀이터 he signed the contract seven minutes before the deadline. “I thought I would be happy when it was done, but I was relieved,” he said, explaining the tense situation at the time.
“I was relieved when it was done,” he said, explaining the urgency of the situation. “I think having a senior who was with me in the league and played with me on the national team gives me a little bit of peace of mind,” said Go, who got his brother-in-law Lee Jung-hoo’s phone number to call Kim as soon as he signed.
A two-year, $4.5 million contract.
It’s not a lot of money, but it’s a major league deal. But he wasn’t sure he was a major leaguer yet. He said he will continue to work hard until he can pitch on a major league mound. With the LA Dodgers playing their opening series at the Gocheok SkyDome, he could make his major league debut in Seoul, but he said, “It’s exciting to think that I could make my debut in Seoul, but I’m still in a position where I have to compete, so I think I’m still a bit lacking to say that I’m a major leaguer. I’ll do my best to improve my body so that I can make my first game in Seoul.”
When asked about fans interpreting his English name, Go Woo Suk, to mean “Go! WS” or “Let’s go to the World Series” in a good way, he laughed and said, “I’ve seen it interpreted in other ways.” He added, “I don’t feel bad about it, I just think it’s good that I’ve made my name known. I interpreted it in a good way and passed it off cheerfully.”
Throughout the interview, Go Woo-seok was in good spirits and answered questions in a cheerful manner.
However, when he was asked to say hello to LG fans, his expression changed. He didn’t speak for a while. “What made it difficult for me to make a decision was the LG Twins and their passionate fans,” he said. The support and love from LG fans was so great that it made him hesitate to pursue his dream of playing in the major leagues. “To be honest, I’m very grateful. It was a short time, but I am so grateful for the support and love they gave me,” he said, adding, “I am not leaving forever as I wanted to.”
When he applied for the post, Go Woo-seok said that the reason he applied for the post was so that he could return to LG. He wasn’t talking about leaving as a free agent, 파워볼게임 but as an LG player, so that when he came back, he would naturally return to LG.
Go Woo-seok continued, “I think I need to improve and come back. If I can’t do it, I can come back quickly, but I want to improve even for a short time and show you how I play baseball.” “I am very grateful to the LG fans for supporting me so much even though it is my personal dream,” he said again.