LG Twins Coach, Yeom Kyung-yeop

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LG Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “No. 1 in the regular league, Choi Won-tae’s trade is decisive.” Yeom Kyung-yeop (55), LG Twins coach, does not hide his tears on the field.

LG Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop Said, “No. 1 in the Regular League, Choi Won-tae’s Trade is Decisive”

 

 

 

On the way down to Busan, I heard that 1st place was confirmed... “I thought I was going to cry…”

Yeom Kyung-yeop (55), LG Twins coach, does not hide his tears on the field.

He was like this both when he enjoyed great joy and when he faced frustration that was difficult to overcome. 스포츠토토

However, when I actually experienced the greatest joy in my life as a director, I could not celebrate with tears.

Ahead of the Lotte Giants game to be held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 4th, Coach Yeom said, "If first place had been confirmed at the baseball stadium, I would have cried.

But I didn't shed a single tear," and added, "It didn't feel real because we won the championship in a strange way in the car."

On the 3rd, when there was no game, LG lost to 2nd place KT Wiz and 3rd place NC Dinos, completely erasing the 'magic number' for first place in the regular league.

The LG Twins players, who were traveling to Busan at the time, enjoyed the joy on the bus.

Coach Yeom heard the news while he and his driver were coming down in a vehicle provided by the club.

He said, "After the win was confirmed, (Kim) Hyun-soo called.

He said 'Congratulations, coach' on the speaker phone from the beast bus.

There was chaos on the bus," he said.

"It would have been better if we

had taken the bus, but since we went together (with the driver), “It didn’t feel real,” he said.

LG will hold a simple ceremony with a placard at the ground after the Lotte game on this day, and will celebrate with fans in a grand manner at the KIA Tigers game on the 6th, the final home game.

Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “I arrived yesterday and popped some champagne with the coaches at the hotel. It will be emotional to be with the fans in Seoul.”

This season, LG established a top-three system with SSG and Lotte from the beginning of the season.

Afterwards, Lotte and SSG were eliminated from the competition for the lead, and after August, they defeated KT's fierce pursuit and secured a direct ticket to the Korean Series for the first time in 29 years.

Coach Yeom said, "It was one of the most difficult seasons in my career as a coach.

It was especially difficult from April to May because all the domestic starters were poor.

I thought that if I couldn't hold on here, the season would just end in 4th or 5th place." I looked back.

What inspired Coach Yeom was the players’ fire bats and fighting spirit.

Coach Yeom said, "It's thanks to the players that I found confidence.

Even when we were losing, even without saying anything, they said, 'If we get a chance, we can turn it around.'

It's the result of the players working together.

It gave me confidence in difficult times." He said.

LG faced another crisis as Adam Plutko, who played as an ace in the first half of the season, left due to injury.

Coach Yeom saw the trade of Choi Won-tae as a decisive opportunity to overcome the crisis.

Choi Won-tae faltered with 3 wins, 3 losses, and an ERA of 6.70 in 9 games after his transfer, but Coach Yeom highly valued the fact that he supported the starting lineup.

Coach Yeom said, “At the crossroads of whether to maintain first place or not, Won Tae came through a trade and filled Plutko’s position.

If he had not filled that position, it would have affected other players.

From then on, Lee Jeong-yong came back to life.

Kim Yun-sik belatedly filled the starting spot, and even Lee Ji-gang did the same,” he said.

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