“I will spare no words if the attitude towards baseball is tinged with playfulness or if you approach training with an insincere attitude.”
Chae Eun-seong (33), who left LG, where she worked for 13 years, and started playing for Hanwha from the new year, said a scary (?) word with a smile on her face. Chae Eun-seong, whom I met at a cafe in Seoul at the end of last year, said, “LG had six seniors, and I was the best among the Hanwha beasts.” Still, when you have to (point out) something, you have to do it,” he said.
Chae Eun-seong joined LG in 2009 as a reported player (former trainee). However, his uniform number was 102 even after he completed his active military service in the honor guard. The fact that he has a three-digit uniform number means that he is not an official registered player. The ‘reputed practice bug’ who said, “It was my wish to wear a double-digit uniform number and play in first-team games,” eventually became a fixture in the first team as he changed positions to third baseman, catcher, right fielder, and first baseman. And in this free agent (FA) market, he hit the jackpot, stamping a total of 9 billion won (6 years), the largest ever for the Hanwha club.
Chae Eun-seong, who also sent ‘coffee truck’ to the ‘parent’ LG team who held the New Year’s ceremony on the 4th, said, “It was not easy to make the decision to leave the team as I had played for a long time in one team.” Because you gave me enough time, I was able to make a decision without any regrets.” And he continued, “I moved to Daejeon (a place related to Hanwha) and found out that Director Son lives right upstairs in the apartment. It’s good that he lives close to the captain. If he has any concerns, he will ask for advice while ‘carpooling’ with Captain Sohn,” he laughed.
Chae Eun-sung’s goal for the new season is, of course, to lead the team to the ‘fall baseball’ stage. Hanwha has not advanced to the postseason since 2018. Recently, it has been at the bottom for three years. Chae Eun-seong said, “I experienced the postseason stage for four consecutive years at LG. I want to tell Hanwha’s juniors the taste of fall baseball,” he said.
To this end, Chae Eun-seong’s personal goal for the new year is 100 RBIs. Chae Eun-seong said, “I usually enjoy the clutch (scoring chance) situation. He emphasized that even when the ball count is unfavorable in scoring situations, he is confident enough to hit a sacrifice fly to the outfield and score an RBI.” Chae Eun-seong recorded more than 100 RBIs on the first team stage only once in 2018 (119 RBIs).
As it is not easy to achieve both team and individual goals, 스포츠토토 Chae Eun-seong plans to manage ‘mental health’ by creating a ‘calm mind mate’. Chae Eun-seong said, “With Lee Jeong-yong (27), pitcher at LG, we exchanged the most helpful words for each other and took control of our hearts. In particular, I got a lot of strength from the four words ‘Sinhanbulan’ (信汗不亂·If you believe in sweat, you won’t be shaken) sent by Jung Yong-i,” he said. Since I am a beast, I want to find a mate among beasts this time.”