T-Mobile Park, where the 2023 All-Star Game is held, is the home stadium of the Seattle Mariners.
This place is also familiar to Korean baseball fans. In the All-Star Game held in 2001, Park Chan-ho was the first Korean to participate in the All-Star, and in 2016, Lee Dae-ho played for the Seattle Mariners.
It was only one season, but the footprint Lee Dae-ho left was thick. In 104 games, he had a batting average of .253, on-base percentage, .312 slugging percentage, .428, 14 homers and 49 RBIs.
“Daeho Lee. He is seriously one of my favorite players.”
On the 11th (Korean time) at the All-Star Game Media Day, Seattle coach Scott Service said this with a smile when Lee Dae-ho’s name was mentioned.
“Every player has their own personality, but he was a player full of personality. we all loved him He is one of my favorite players.”
The footprint Lee Dae-ho left while playing for Seattle was short but thick. He hit a walk-off home run and contributed to it by hitting a three-run home run as his team came from behind to win 2-12.
What do services remember most about Lee Dae-ho? When asked about this, an unexpected answer came back.
“I think the most special moment with him was when he secretly ate ice cream during the game one day and was caught by me. I remember when I asked, ‘Dae-ho, what are you doing?’ I was surprised and stuffed the ice cream into my mouth.”토토사이트 순위
It was a reply worthy of a service director who usually never loses his humor and wit.
Service was invited by American League All-Star coach Dusty Baker, Houston Astros, to join the American League All-Star coaching staff. A rather awkward situation is unfolding in which the coaches’ office and manager’s office are given to Houston coaches, who are rival teams in the same district.
Coach Baker said, “I told Service, ‘I will not use the director’s office during the All-Star period,’ but he replied, ‘Even if you say no, I will force you to use it.’ He won’t sneak into a drawer or anything like that while using the director’s office during the All-Star period,” he said of the junior coach’s hospitality.
The service said, “It was a slightly different situation,” but “they opened the door wide and welcomed everyone. It’s a wonderful event. Everyone should be proud. A great show will be held in a great arena. It’s good to get to know the players on the other teams you usually compete with personally. That doesn’t mean the competitive spirit will disappear, but it’s not bad to put it down for a few days and enjoy it,” he said, enjoying the All-Stars.
Having played as a player for the San Francisco Giants from 1999 to 2000 under manager Baker, he said, “I learned a lot from Dusty. He has an incredible ability to bring people from different backgrounds together. He is trying to imitate as much as possible,” he said, revealing his respect for director Noh.