There used to be a Hollywood movie called Major League. It was about the Cleveland Indians (now the Cleveland Cavaliers), who hadn’t won a championship in a long time. In the movie, Rickey Vaughn, played by Charlie Sheen, had a fastball, but he couldn’t throw a strike. The problem was his eyes. Once he got glasses, his control improved and he became the team’s closer, nicknamed “Wild Thing,” and saved the day in the final game to win the league championship.
LG Twins right-handed hitting prospect Song Chan-ui may be the next “Wild Thing” in the movie. Song is starting this season with a clean slate after undergoing LASIK surgery.
On December 20th of last year, LG President Cha Myung-seok talked about Song’s latest news on the team’s official YouTube channel, “ElTube,” because he wanted to communicate. Song is a right-handed batting prospect that LG is looking forward to. 안전놀이터 He hit six home runs in the 2022 exhibition games to raise expectations, but his first first-team debut was a disaster. In 33 games, he batted just 2-for-33 with 17 doubles, three home runs, and 10 RBIs. He hit well in the Australian League, raising hopes once again, but his potential was not realized in 2023.
In 19 games, he batted just 5-for-6 with one home run in 18 at-bats.
Cha said of Song, “I thought about it a lot. I thought, ‘Why can’t he hit in the first team if he’s good in the second team?’ I wondered if it was because of his disposition or because he didn’t play a lot.” Cha continued, “Someone suggested that maybe it was a problem in night games, so I sent him to an ophthalmologist I knew to check his eyes, and he had surgery because his eyes were a little bad.” According to LG, Song had LASIK surgery.
Cha continued, “We’re thinking of him as an outfielder next year. He has good punching power and quick feet, so we’re going to change his position to start,” Cha said, adding that he wanted to change his position so he could focus more on hitting.
LG’s outfield is already saturated.
However, there is room for a right-handed outfielder. LG’s main outfielders – Kim Hyun-soo, Park Hae-min, Hong Chang-ki and Moon Sung-joo – are all left-handed hitters. Last year, Hong went 3-for-4 against left-handed pitchers, Kim Hyun-soo was 2-for-8, Park Hae-min was 2-for-7, and Moon Sung-joo was 2-for-6. The team also needs a right-handed outfielder to play or pinch-hit against left-handed pitchers. 파워볼게임 With Lee Jae-won enlisting in the military this year, Song Chan-ui could be given the opportunity.
“I’m a little worried about what if he doesn’t make it after his eye surgery,” Cha said. With his improved eyes, LG fans would love to see him pound the ball in night games.