“This is a collection…” “Wow! I’m seeing this in person.” Two shots that made you smile

March 8, 2024 | by

Hanwha has not played in the fall baseball (postseason) for five years since 2018. To be precise, the team has played only one baseball game in the fall in 15 years. 

Since its third-place finish in 2018, the team has been at the bottom for four consecutive years, and last season it only managed to avoid the bottom with ninth place. Hanwha’s performance has been at the bottom of the list every year, but Hanwha fans are famous for showing passionate support enough to be called “Marie Hanwha.” Regardless of baseball’s performance, we call them “career fans” because they show a generous and positive cheering culture.

These are Hanwha fans who used to watch “Others’ Home Baseball Festival” every fall, but there is a glimmer of hope that this season could be different. The reason for this is that “Korean Monster” Ryu Hyun-jin returned. Ryu joined Hanwha in 2006 and won both Rookie of the Year and MVP at the same time, and has been nicknamed “Monster Pitcher” since his first year. After leaving for the U.S. Major League through posting system after the 2012 season, he returned to the KBO League after a total of 78 wins as a starting pitcher for 11 years. He took the mound at Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park for 11 years and five months and 4172 million won through his own Cheongbaek match on Wednesday.

Ryu pitched in practice in the bullpen ahead of his start. However, Moon Dong-ju pitched in the bullpen session as well. Ryu’s counterpart pitcher was Moon Dong-ju during the practice game. Choi said, “I don’t have much intention. These things were compounded because there were moving days and rest days while scheduling the schedule,” but the fact that the two players pitched together was a huge topic of conversation. 밤알바

36-year-old Ryu Hyun-jin is Korea’s best pitcher who is on the path of a living legend, while 20-year-old Moon Dong-ju is the first Hanwha player to receive the Rookie of the Year award in 17 years since last season. Not only that, but he has emerged as the next-generation ace of the national team by showing off his presence in the international arena with the national flag.

Ryu Hyun-jin and Moon Dong-ju, who were pitching in the bullpen, tried not to be conscious of each other, but their eyes kept on them. Moon Dong-ju admired Ryu’s pitch right next to him, and Ryu also smiled as he watched the next-generation ace’s pitch from behind Moon Dong-ju after the bullpen pitch.

Even before the exhibition game began, Hanwha fans were introduced to the “small angle” two shots of the two players pitching bullpen together, and were able to smile. This season, Hanwha dreams of autumn baseball because of Ryu Hyun-jin and Moon Dong-ju.

Meanwhile, Ryu Hyun-jin recorded one hit, one walk, three strikeouts and one run in three innings in the Cheongbaek match, and Moon Dong-ju proved his worth by pitching two hits, one strikeout and two outs in three innings.


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