‘Pirate Captain’ Andrew McCutchen, 토토사이트who returned to the Pittsburgh Pirates, suddenly brought up the name of an old colleague in an interview with the local media.
On the 18th (Korean time), McCutchen introduced an anecdote about Kang Jung-ho in an interview with local media such as ‘Trip Live’ at the club’s training ground Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida, USA.
The time goes back to before the 2015 spring camp, when Kang Jung-ho first entered the big leagues.
Kang Jeong-ho, who visited Pirate City for training, saw Washington Nationals infielder Ian Desmond coming out of training and immediately shouted “Hey, you, throw” and asked him to play catch together.
Desmond was with the Washington Nationals at the time, but was training privately at the Pirates’ training ground due to the proximity of his home.
Unable to hide his embarrassment at the sudden request of a newcomer, Desmond eventually put down his burden and played catch with Kang Jeong-ho.
McCutchen, who recreated Desmond’s puzzled expression, recalled the past, saying, “It was the funniest scene I’ve ever seen at a baseball field.”
McCutchen brought up such a story because the team’s main third baseman Kibrian Hayes and catch ball became a hot topic among fans.
It’s a simple catch ball, but the fact that McCutchen, the former team’s flagship player, and Hayes, the team’s new flagship player, played catch together drew attention from fans. McCutchen explained that Hayes suggested it first, saying, “I was picking out a ball and he came and asked me to play catch with him.”
McCutchen, who had a brilliant career in Pittsburgh, including five All-Stars, four Silver Sluggers, three consecutive postseason advances, and the 2013 National League MVP, returned to the team with a one-year contract ahead of this season.
Returning after being traded to the San Francisco Giants in 2018, he said, “I feel like I’m where I need to be. Really good. It feels right.”