Last July, the Major League Baseball (MLB) Secretariat and the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced plans to hold the opening game of the 2024 MLB season in Seoul. The date is March 20th and 21st, and the likely location is Gocheok Sky Dome (Gocheok Dome). The matchup is the ‘national team’ LA Dodgers and San Diego Padres.
San Diego is the team that Ha-seong Kim plays for. It is also a team filled with superstars such as Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto, and Xander Bogaerts. There is also Japanese pitcher Darvish Yudo.토토사이트
Kim Ha-seong, who returned to Korea through Incheon Airport on the 11th after completing his team’s schedule for the 2023 season, answered a question about the ‘MLB Seoul Opening Game’ by saying, “It has greater meaning because it is the first MLB game played in Korea. I have high expectations. “I think Korean baseball fans will also like it,” he said. Ha-seong Kim then raised his voice and said, “I also consider it an honor to be able to participate in such a game.”
Ha-Sung Kim has been integrated into his team, San Diego, since his first season in MLB debut. He often showed strong chemistry with his key players.
There has already been rapport with his teammates about the opening series in Korea. Ha-seong Kim said about this, “He already talks a lot. “We are trying to accommodate what the players want as much as possible,” he said. While giving this answer, Ha-seong Kim started saying, “(Colleagues) kept saying,” but swallowed it right away. And he smiled. It appears that many ‘complaints’ from his colleagues have already been received.
San Diego’s representative player is definitely Machado. A top third baseman in MLB who receives a ransom of $350 million (approximately KRW 475 billion). He is a player who often works with Kim Ha-seong on infield defense and does not spare praise for him.
Machado underwent elbow tendon reconstruction surgery in early October. His rehabilitation period will be at least four months. Participation in the Korea Opening Series is unclear.
Under normal circumstances, there would be no reason to force an overseas expedition, but considering Kim Ha-seong’s reaction to the opening series in Seoul, it seems that Machado’s visit can also be expected.