Doosan to re-sign Brandon, Lee “the best option among available players”

Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop expressed his excitement about the impending arrival of new foreign pitcher Brandon Waddell.

Doosan placed injury-plagued foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle on waivers on Aug. 8. Dillon, who was sidelined with an elbow injury last month, suffered a recurrence of pain during his rehabilitation, making his return uncertain, and Doosan could not wait any longer.

Doosan made a list of alternatives early on and decided to bring back Brandon, who played for Doosan last year. Last year, Brandon played in a Doosan uniform as a replacement for Ariel Miranda and posted a solid record of 5-3 with a 3.60 ERA in 11 games.

After failing to re-sign with Doosan after the season, Brandon went on to play in the Taiwan Professional Baseball League for the Rakuten Monkeys. This season, he went 5-4 with a 2.85 ERA and was close to returning to Doosan.

“I heard that the agreement was finalized, and I think I’ll be able to pitch at the end of this month at the latest. I think I made the best choice among the players available. The club moved quickly,” he said of Waddell’s signing.

“When I saw him last year, I wasn’t impressed, but when I saw him again, I realized that he has a fastball of 150 kilometers and a changeup that he can use freely. He has experience in the KBO and has been in the starting rotation in Taiwan, so I don’t think he will have any problems adjusting.”

Doosan has been able to hold its own in the middle of the pack despite losing three starters – Dillon, Kwak Bin and Choi Won-jun – to injury and poor performance. As of September 9, Doosan’s starting pitching staff has a 3.60 ERA, which ranks fourth in the league.

Lee said, “It’s all thanks to the pitching coach. We were able to endure the sluggishness and injuries of the starting pitchers because we showed good teamwork with the training part.” Lee credits the coaching staff. 메이저놀이터

Third year pro, third tae kwon do mark… “I’m gonna throw my arm out”.

Lee Yi-ri, 21, a left-handed hard-throwing pitcher for the Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization, has already earned his third Korean flag in his third year of professional baseball.

Named to the final roster for the Hangzhou 2023 Asian Games baseball team announced on Monday, Lee said he’s ready to “go out there and throw my arm off” against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul.

Lee has started 11 games this season, going 5-3 with a 2.55 ERA.

While his velocity has been a bit shaky, with 41 walks in 49 1/3 innings, his command is strong, with a fastball that tops out at 153 mph and 68 strikeouts.

After competing in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in his first year as a professional and the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March this year, he is now a regular on the Korean national team.

Recognized as one of the best baseball players in Korea, he says, “It feels great to be selected, but I also feel a sense of responsibility to do well. It’s a new feeling to be selected for the national team for all three times, but I’m determined to go out there and do well.”

After starting the season early with a WBC appearance, Lee will now travel to the Asian Games in October.

Managing his fitness has become a determining factor in his performance this year.

“I’m going to work out a lot and eat good food as I’ve always done,” Lee said.

Along with Lee, KIA also named left-handed bullpen pitcher Choi Ji-min, 20, to the national team.

Choi has emerged as a key part of the KIA bullpen this year, going 2-2 with a 1.63 ERA in 23 games with one save and three holds.

“It’s something I never imagined (before the season started),” Choi said. I was expecting (to start) a little bit because I was in important situations, but it’s a different feeling now that I’ve been selected,” Choi said. “There’s still a lot of season left, so I’m not going to get excited, but I’m going to do my part in any situation.”

Lee Yi-ri, who has a junior in the national team, said, “Jimin’s performance is very good. I hope he will have good results at the Asian Games.”

In addition to the two, KIA also named outfielder Choi Won-jun (26) to the national team 안전놀이터.

Currently, Choi is a member of the Korean Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Commerce), but he is set to join the team next Tuesday after being discharged from the army, making him a de facto KIA player.

“Choi Won-jun didn’t perform well in the Futures (second team) League this year due to injuries, so I wouldn’t have thought of him (being selected) myself,” said KIA head coach Kim Jong-guk.

“It’s too early to think about it now, we’ll think about it in August,” he said, referring to the gap in the squad when they joined the national team.

‘Non-durable grass’ preserved by Gangwon FC…Chuncheon Songam Sports Town revitalized

The grass at Gangwon FC’s home stadium, Chuncheon Songam Sports Town, which was recently criticized for its “patchy grass,” has been revitalized. After more than 20 days of extensive maintenance work, it has regained its lush green color.

Gangwon was criticized and criticized for a while last month for its ‘patchy grass’. In fact, the turf at Chuncheon Songam Sports Town was so badly damaged that it was difficult to play a normal game in the top league of professional soccer. In particular, the turf was deeply dug and layered in many places. The center of the field was completely cracked, as if a tractor had passed by.

Naturally, this had a detrimental effect on playing conditions. Irregular bounds were common, and it wasn’t uncommon for passes to go out of play. Players were tripping and having trouble controlling the ball. Players weren’t able to showcase their unique style of play because they were afraid of getting injured.

After discussions with Chuncheon City Corporation, the organization that maintains the lawn, Kangwon decided to undertake a major renovation. The team started by replacing all the badly damaged grass. Fortunately, they were able to buy time as it was their second consecutive away game after the Pohang Steelers game on the 21st of last month, and after about 20 days of repair work, the field came back to life.

A Gangwon official said, “We started the grass repair work on the 22nd according to the plan we reported to the federation. “The federation’s competition supervisor visited and inspected it, and gave us the green light to play the home game,” he explained.

Once the ground conditions improved, the game went smoothly. In the Hana One Q K League 2023 Round 17 match between Gangwon FC and Daejeon Hana Citizen at Chuncheon Songam Sports Town on July 7, both teams played their signature fast counterattacking soccer and battled fiercely.

먹튀검증 However, Gangwon still hasn’t found an answer to the severe damage to the turf. “We haven’t found a definite cause for the problem before,” said a Gangwon official, “and the Chuncheon City Corporation is still trying to find the cause.” Chuncheon City Corporation has previously stated that they have made every effort to find the cause of the problem, including commissioning experts, but have yet to find the exact cause.

KT Aming delays match by purchasing ‘Dagger of Static’ during set 2

Set 2 ‘Dagger of Static’ purchase causes a fuzz.

Game 2 of Day 1 of Week 3 of the 2023 League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) Summer Split is underway at Roll Park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea on September 9. A fuzz occurred in the second set, delaying the game for about 40 minutes.

The reason for the second-set fuzz was that Kim “Aiming” Haram purchased a banned item, Static’s Dagger, at around 6:08 p.m., 11 minutes and 47 seconds into the match. At 6:50 p.m., about 40 minutes later, it was decided to accelerate the match after the sale of the Static Dagger item.

KT Rolster won the first set in a landslide with a kill score of 20-3, and in the second set, Genji has a slight gold advantage with a kill score of 2-1.

Meanwhile, KT head coach Kang Dong-hoon went to the press room after the game to inform the players of the unfairness of the double discipline, which is an additional punishment in addition to selling items.

메이저놀이터 The LCK then released an official statement after the end of the second set. It said that it had communicated the ban on the use of Static’s dagger, the item in question, on May 30, just before LCK Summer, and on May 2. They also said that it was the referee’s discretion to sell the item and resume the match after Aiming purchased the item. It also said that Aiming’s purchase of the banned item will be punished based on the global penalty index, and although it cannot be considered intentional abuse by the player, it falls under the category of “bug abuse,” and the specific item application and level will be announced later.

New manager uses ‘4-2-3-1’…Lo Celso, ignored by Conte, is set to return on loan

Giovani Lo Celso is expected to return to Tottenham Hotspur first.

Spurs Web, a Tottenham fan community, reported on September 9 (KST), “Recently, Matt Law, a reporter for the UK’s Telegraph, revealed that Lo Celso does not want to return to Tottenham. We shared the news, but a source close to the player has since said, ‘There is no problem with Lo Celso returning. He will be happy to come back,” the report said.

Lo Celso joined Tottenham on loan from Real Betis in the summer of 2019. He completed the move six months later and was touted as a player who would bring creativity to the Spurs midfield. Tottenham spent a total of €48 million to acquire Lo Celso. However, his place in the side was limited after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked.

He made just 18 English Premier League (EPL) appearances (11 starts, 7 substitutions) under Jose Mourinho in the 2020-21 season. The situation didn’t change under Nuno Espirito Santo and then Antonio Conte.

Lo Celso then went on loan to Villarreal during the 2021-22 season. He had a positive second half of the season, making 16 Spanish La Liga appearances (11 starts, 5 substitutions) and six UEFA Champions League (UCL) matches. He returned after a successful loan spell, but still had no place at Tottenham.

Notably, he was left out of the squad for Conte’s pre-season tour of South Korea. As a result, Lo Celso was sent out on loan to Villarreal once again. Until the end of the season. Lo Celso played 22 La Liga games (14 starts, 8 substitutions), scoring two goals and providing three assists. He was out for about 50 days during the season.

Now it’s time to start thinking about his future. First of all, Tottenham have a new manager. Conte, who played two central midfielders in favor of a three-man defense, is gone, replaced by Enze Postecoglou, who prefers a four-man defense. In Postecoglou’s 4-2-3-1 formation, Lo Celso will be given plenty of opportunities.


‘Three in a row’ Hong Gun-hee’s Musamaloo crisis, Park Chi-kook’s ‘Nansae hero’

For the third straight day, Doosan Bears closer Hong Gun-hee faltered on the mound. With a 2-0 lead, she gave up three straight hits and faced the bases loaded. A clutch situation. Doosan sent Park Chi-guk (25) to the mound, and he became the protector of the team’s victory.

Doosan won its 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against the Hanwha Eagles 2-1 on Monday at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, behind an eight-inning no-hitter by Raul Alcantara and Hong Seong-ho’s first career hit.

But the highlight of the game came in the ninth inning. Just when everyone thought Doosan would win, closer Hong Gun-hee faltered and Park Chi-guk came to the rescue.

Park has been an all-around performer this season, boasting the most appearances on the team. On this day, it looked like she was going to get the night off, as Alcantara took her to the brink of a save situation and handed her the baton.

2-0 lead. Doosan turned to Hong Gun-hee. With set-up man Chung Chul-won down in the secondary, he had pitched the last two games in the ninth inning to get the save in clutch situations, and while he was tired, there was no other option.

Of course, he didn’t expect his fears to be realized. Hong Gun-hee was hit by pinch-hitter Kim Tae-yeon, followed by Moon Hyun-bin and Jung Eun-won. It was almost like they were lucky that they were all just singles.

With a two-run lead and the bases loaded in the ninth inning, what card can you pull out when your closer falters? Manager Lee Seung-yeop had faith in Park Chi-kook. At the top of the order is Noh Si-hwan, who is batting .459 in his last 10 games. He even went 2-for-2 against Park this season.

It was more of a gamble, but it paid off. Park’s 123-kilometer-per-hour slider was hard to hit, and Noh couldn’t get a good look at it, and the ball went to the shortstop. The ball bounced around second base and reached first base ahead of the runner. Two outs and a run scored on the play. It was a best-case scenario for Doosan.

Second and third. Up to bat was Hanwha’s hard-hitting Chae Eun-sung, who also had good memories of Park Chi-guk, going 1-for-2 against him this season.

Park Chi-guk boldly took a pitch. On a 1-1 pitch, a 144-kilometer-per-hour fastball spun around Chae’s bat, but she couldn’t get it out of the infield. It was Park’s second save of the season (2-6). He was perfect when his team needed him the most.

After the game, coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Ace Alcantara’s perfect pitch led to the victory,” and praised Park’s guts for saving the game in the ninth inning with one run.

“I would like to apologize to Hong Gun-hee, who silently took the mound in the ninth inning for the third consecutive day, and thank her for showing responsibility as a pitching coach even though she had a high pitch count for the second day in a row.” It was hard to think of a card other than Hong Gun-hee, so coach Lee Seung-yup can’t help but be proud of Park Chi-guk for saving the team with his unexpected performance.안전놀이터

“Because of the melatonin pills (sleeping pills)…” plea of the quarterfinal defeated Tsitsipas.

Stefanos Tsitsipas (#5-Greece), who was upset by Carlos Alcaraz (#1-Spain) in the quarterfinals of the French Open men’s singles, claimed that his sleep habits were disrupted by the competition schedule and that taking melatonin pills (sleeping pills) and taking naps adversely affected his performance.

Tsitsipas lost her quarterfinal match against Alcaraz 0-3 (2-6, 1-6, 6<5>-7) in a night match at Roland Garros in Paris, France on June 6 (local time). The first two sets were so lopsided in favor of Alcaraz that it was hardly a matchup between the No. 1 and No. 5 players. To say that Alcaraz was “played” would be an understatement, especially in the second set, where Tsitsipas was overwhelmed by Alcaraz with just three winners and 13 unforced errors.

“The first two sets weren’t that fun to play, I wasn’t completely in shape, I felt like I was sleeping in some ways,” he said in his post-match press conference, according to Fox News,, and others.

Cicpas explained that his biggest problem was sleeping too much before the 8:30 p.m. start time.

Chichipas admitted that Alcaraz played very well. However, when it came to his own physical condition, he said that several night matches in the previous rounds had disrupted his usual sleeping habits, and that the medication and naps he took to combat the accumulated fatigue had taken a toll on his performance.

In fact, Chichipas played the previous two matches on the Susan Lenglen Court as the last match of the day.

“In the future, I’m going to try to avoid taking melatonin pills and napping before matches because it definitely doesn’t seem to work,” he said. 먹튀검증

“The schedule has been a little bit difficult the last few days. I’ve had a couple of night matches, not very late, but late enough to mess up my sleep schedule,” he said, adding, “Sleep is very important and recovery is the most important thing when you’re playing and competing in these big slams.”

Tsitsipas recalled another time he took a melatonin pill and napped before a match against Novak Djokovic at the 2019 Paris Masters, where he also suffered a lopsided 1-6, 2-6 defeat.

“I think melatonin really likes 1s and 2s,” Tsitsipas joked bitterly.

Kim Sun-hyung mentions ‘old people’ to Choi Joon-yong taunt, “How old are you?”

Professional basketball team Seoul SK’s Kim Sun-hyung responded to Choi Joon-yong’s “old people” taunt after he left for KCC in Jeonju by parodying a line from the Netflix series “The Glory.

“They say they are old people, but they have two MVPs (Most Valuable Players),” Kim said at a joint press conference with Oh Se-geun at the KBL Center in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, on Aug. 8. “They were also talking about age, and I remembered a line from The Glory that I watched recently. I want to say, ‘How long will you be young? Will you be young next year?'” he said.

Choi Jun-yong, who played for SK before moving to KCC, became a hot topic when he made a remark at his induction ceremony on March 22 that provoked his parent team, SK.

At the time, Choi said, “The team with me is better than after the championship. Without me, SK is not a favorite. Now KCC is the favorite,” and declared, “SK will push with ‘old men’ (meaning a team with many older players), but we will push with youth.”

This was a jab at SK, who had just signed Oh Se-geun, who is in his mid-30s, after Kim Sun-hyung.

In response, Kim fired back by parodying a line from Park Yeon-jin’s character in The Glory.

“The answer is for the Giants to have two MVPs,” said Kim Sun-hyung, “I think it’s disrespectful to take shots at teammates who have played together for five years. I hope the fans and my teammates don’t get hurt.”

Kim Sun-hyung, who laughed off the ‘mannequin defense’ jibe from Changwon LG’s Lee Kwan-hee last season, said, “No matter what you say, there’s no harm in it. It’s another part of the fun of being a professional,” he laughed.

Oh Se-geun said he would overcome the “old man” label with his skills.

He said, “It’s a burden to just reminisce. I will continue to work hard. It’s obvious that I’m getting older, but apart from that, I have to work hard and do well in terms of how I approach the game, how I prepare, etc. I will do my best to overcome the pressure.” 메이저놀이터

SK’s opponent with Kim Sun-hyung and Oh Se-geun will be KCC, who took Choi Jun-yong.

“Se-geun is here, but I think Jun-yong will have to go and fight,” Kim said. “KT is also very strong, and LG will do well. “KT is very strong, and I think LG will do well.” “There will be a lot of teams competing for the lead, not just SK.

“Anger at Seo Jinyong Jintham SV? That’s not it…” Why the Little Prince ‘cringed’

“Congratulations on your 20th save. I couldn’t say it myself…”

SSG coach Kim Won-hyung (51) was seen on the broadcast screen getting angry after the previous day’s game against KIA. Seo Jin-yong (31)’s sweaty save seemed to be the reason. A day later, on the 8th, Kim Won-hyung explained.

Before the 2023 KBO League regular season game against KIA at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 8th, Kim Won-hyung laughed and said, “Another sweaty save,” and then said, “It’s not that, I was a little angry from Go Hyo-joon. I should have hit him, but he gave me a walk.”

He continued, “After the game, I told battery coach Jung Sang-ho, ‘Tell (Kim) Min-sik to stop making gestures to drop the (forked) ball.’ There is a part where I said it while laughing. That’s why coach Kim Min-jae laughed,” he added. 안전놀이터

The day before, SSG won a 9-8 thriller. They led 8-5 in the top of the seventh inning. In the bottom of the seventh, with the bases loaded, Ko Hyo-jun came on and gave up a walk to Socrates Brito and a double to Choi Hyung-woo.

He got Kim Sun-bin to ground out to second, allowing a runner to score from third to make it 8-6. He then gave up another walk to Ko Jong-wook. He was replaced by Noh Kyung-eun. Noh gave up an infield single to cut the deficit to 8-7.

In the top of the ninth, Kim Sung-hyun hit an RBI single to make it 9-7. Seo Jin-yong pitched the bottom of the ninth. He gave up a walk, a hit, a hit batsman, and a sacrifice fly to make it 9-8. Lee Woo-sung was hit by a pitch to load the bases again.

He struck out Kim Kyu-sung and induced Shin Beom-soo to ground out to second base to end the game with the tying run on base. It was a close game, but SSG won again. Seo earned his 20th save.

“I didn’t think it would happen yesterday,” Kim Won-hyung laughed. “I know he’s been doing well, but yesterday I told him to go for it even if he gets hit. He gave me a walk. I was a little angry.”

“Actually, I don’t know when the camera catches me. I don’t care. Instead, I know it’s going to catch me when something bad happens. I tell myself, ‘Keep a poker face,’ and yesterday I did a little bit after the match. If I was in trouble, I probably would have just gone in,” he laughed.

As for Seo Jinyong, he said, “He called me today to congratulate me, but I had a meeting in the middle, so I couldn’t talk to him. He said, “Congratulations,” and laughed, “It’s true.

“Yesterday during the match, I told the coaches, ‘I’ve seen it so many times, I’m not even nervous,'” he said. In fact, yesterday I was thinking about nine, and I thought, ‘Maybe today is not the day,’ but Seo Jinyong overcame it again,” he explained.

“You wonder why he’s like that, but if you think about it, it’s hard to throw on the mound. He’s handling the situation well. He’s throwing hard, but in the end, he’s throwing for the team. The team plays well because he doesn’t fall apart. I think the biggest credit goes to Jinyong Seo,” he said encouragingly.

I pitched hard for two days. No pitch on the eighth. Not even in the ballpark. “Seo Jin-yong, Noh Kyung-eun, and Ko Hyo-joon, I won’t even look at them today. They’re resting. I sent them with me when I moved the starting pitcher for the next game. I told them to rest,” he laughed again.

Italy has never beaten Asia in U-20 competition

Italy has never made it past Asia at the U-20 level.

The South Korea U-20 National Team will face Italy in the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023 at the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata in La Plata, Argentina on Monday (Sept. 9).

South Korea defeated France 2-1 and drew with Honduras (2-2) and Gambia (0-0) before beating Ecuador (3-2) and Nigeria (1-0) in the round of 16 and quarterfinals to reach the last four.

It hasn’t been easy. Injuries, declining fitness, and a tight schedule have plagued Korea. But they have rallied around coach Kim Eun-joong and have shed the stigma of the ‘Valley Generation’ and are now one step away from ‘Again 2019’.

South Korea’s quarterfinal opponent is Italy. They beat Brazil in the ‘Group of Death’ to reach the round of 16 and have now reached the last four for the third time in a row, knocking out the likes of England and Colombia. With 11 goals scored and six conceded in five games, they are a team that is better on offense than defense.

However, Italy is a team that has never had much fun against Asia at the U-20 level. Since their first appearance at the 1977 tournament in Tunisia, the Azzurri have met the Asian nations a total of five times, with three draws and two losses. While the lack of a head-to-head record at the tournament is a factor, the lack of a win against Asia is a good thing for South Korea. 먹튀검증

Starting with a 0-0 draw against Iran in 1977, they lost 1-4 to South Korea in 1981, 1-2 to Syria in 2005, and then faced Japan back-to-back in 2017 and 2019, drawing both games (2-2, 0-0).

In an age group competition, where most of the players change from tournament to tournament, past records don’t mean much. In fact, South Korea’s 4-1 win over Italy was 42 years ago. Choi Soon-ho, the multi-goal scorer, is now the head coach of Suwon FC.

However, the psychological pressure will be a benefit to South Korea. Italy has never won a game against an Asian opponent, something that FIFA has also emphasized. Italy must be aware of this.

South Korea also defeated Italy in the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup round of 16 in extra time, with goals from Seol Ki-hyun and Choi Sung-hwan. North Korea defeated Italy at the 1966 World Cup in England with an early goal from Park Doo Ik. In many ways, Italy has a bad memory of South Korea.

In a tournament with young players, this history and variables can have a big impact. Italy can’t help but notice. Korea, and the Little Taeguk Warriors, deserve to capitalize on that.

It won’t be an easy matchup. But South Korea has overcome all odds to reach the quarterfinals. They have no reason to back down. We can only root for them to fight and win.