How do I throw this… ” The thrilling WBC of Gwang Hyeon-jong’s successor finds a way in Jeju

NC native ace Koo Chang-mo wears the Taegeuk mark for the first time in 6 years since the 2017 APBC. It is the first time that an adult national team has no age limit. In line with the upcoming WBC in March, he is improving his condition faster than 먹튀검증 usual. Recently, at the mini-camp in Jeju, the number of pitches has been raised to about 30.

For Koo Chang-mo, preparation for WBC is exciting. As the successor to Kim Gwang-hyun (SSG) and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA), this is the stage where he is on a full-fledged test bed. Moreover, Gu Chang-mo wears the Taegeuk mark with Gwang Hyeon-jong for the first and last time. Leaving for Tucson, Arizona spring camp on the 29th, he said, “I will try to learn well this time to continue the genealogy of the national left-hander. He is trying to fit the first button well,” he said.

I had a good time in Jeju Island. He trained together with elementary school, high school, and university baseball clubs in Jeju. There was also the meaning of talent donation. Koo Chang-mo said, “I did a good job with the pitching schedule I was aiming for. The weather was a bit cold, but I did 30 pitches and I will go to camp and increase the number.”

Gu Chang-mo acted as a ‘good senior’. “I went to Jeju Nam Elementary School, but there weren’t many players. The kids loved it. I also went to Sorae High School or University. We also learned a lot, and the players told us as much as we knew what they were curious about.”

There was also an effect of learning the WBC official ball. There are many opinions that the ball is slippery than the KBO official ball. Gu Chang-mo said, “At first, I couldn’t adapt. I was like, ‘How am I going to throw this? A lot of the ball fell (out of hand). Playing with the ball has improved a lot now. I will refine the breaking ball a little more.”

He stays in the NC camp until he joins the national team camp on the 15th of next month, but it is actually time to go all-in to prepare for the WBC. Coach Kang In-kwon also said, “The national team must succeed to have a good effect on the league. Changmo’s priority is to adapt to the national team. He will have a conversation after returning from the national team and adjust his condition.”

Koo Chang-mo said, “I am excited and nervous to be selected for the national team. Whether it be young players or seniors, there will be things to learn from them. I will work with the thought that I will learn a lot.” “This season is different than usual. I am looking forward to working with (Park) Se-hyeok hyung at the camp. He tries to match while pitching the details.” Preparing for the season in NC cannot be neglected either.

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