Being a professional baseball manager is such a difficult job.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop of the Doosan Bears, who experienced only brilliant player days, acquired the ‘Express Ticket’ for leadership as a rookie coach. A little over a month after the season started, I think my head hurts. This is because it was wrapped up in an unexpected ‘beoltu controversy’.
The biggest issue in professional baseball this season was, of course, coach Lee. A legendary star representing Korean baseball. He became a head coach straight away without any coaching experience. It was also a hot topic because it was Doosan, not Samsung Lions, which was regarded as his hometown team and everything. I was interested in what kind of steps Lee would take and his every move, and it is still like that now.
However, it is not easy at the point of one month after the opening. He suffered three losing series in a row and has a win rate of 50%. It was a fatal blow to suffer two consecutive losses to last-place Hanwha last week. In particular, in the game on the 4th, controversy over whether rookie pitcher Kim Yu-seong, who suffered from the ‘abusive issue’, was harshly appointed.
It was worth it. It’s not something to defend, but he was a player who had a hard experience, put on a professional uniform with difficulty, and was extremely burdened by the eyes of the people around him. He played well in his professional debut, but Lee said that he would make the mound in a slightly more comfortable situation because it was his first game in front of home fans.
However, in the beginning of the 5th inning, when he was trailing 2-3, he made Kim Yu-seong to the mound in a safe situation on 1st and 2nd base. The rookie pitcher, who could not overcome the burden, was hit with a decisive grand slam by Chae Eun-seong in the midst of extreme difficulty in pitching, and collapsed with four walks in that inning alone.
It didn’t end here. The bigger problem was that he raised a rookie pitcher who had already been ruined 6 times. Kim Yoo-seong, who was hit by another home run by Roh Si-hwan, gave up a walk to Chae Eun-seong and went down the mound with difficulty. 1 inning, 11 batters, 3 hits, 2 homers, 5 walks, 5 runs. It was a situation where I couldn’t say anything even if the point of beoltu came out. Here, I even gave notice to the 2nd Army.
Director Lee made an explanation about this on the 5th. They talked about the twist in the situation as starter Dylan threw the ball in the 5th inning beyond the scheduled 4th inning and the need to save pitching power in preparation for 3 consecutive games against the LG Twins on Children’s Day on the weekend when the bullpen was consumed a lot. However, the curiosity was not completely resolved.
It is very difficult to become a professional baseball manager. He has to make many decisions and is responsible for them. Because of this, he must fully anticipate and prepare for the storms that his choices will bring.
There must have been an internal reason why Kim Yu-seong had to be written that way in that situation. There is no leader who deliberately tries to destroy a player. Rather, it could be that he uploaded it in the hope that he would pass over the crisis by believing in Kim Yu-seong, who showed a better-than-expected pitch in his debut match 먹튀검증.
However, Kim Yoo-seong is a player that the media and fans are watching with more interest. If this player is appointed in this way, it can be a problem. If he did not anticipate this and wrote the player only thinking about the baseball game, it cannot be seen as faithful to the role of manager. Winning and losing are the most important issues, but in the process, the coach’s most important role is to embrace coaches and players and help them grow.
I don’t think director Lee needs to feel unfair. Since Lee usually has a good relationship with everyone, it is probably not because of personal feelings that the media is so saturated with this controversy. He understands that he has directed a scene that can be problematic, and he hopes that he has learned the lesson that he must manage the team with care even in this part.