A real test for coach Lee Kang-cheol.
KT Wiz fell into a crisis. From the beginning of the season, injured soldiers appeared one after another, and they fell into a 9-game losing streak. The terrible report card received after 7 years since 2016.
The bigger problem is that if you do wrong, you can follow the record of 11 consecutive losses in the opening season, which was recorded in the first year of your first team debut in 2015. On the 2nd, ahead of the match against SSG Landers, bad news flew in. This is because even center hitter Park Byeong-ho, who had been protecting the other line during the injury frenzy, had to leave due to a hamstring injury. The atmosphere of the team had no choice but to deteriorate further.
No matter how many injured players came out, not many people would have predicted that KT would collapse like this. This is the team that won the combined championship two years ago. Most of that power remains. This is because we cannot ignore the leadership of coach Lee Kang-cheol, who led the team to the championship.
He has built a reputation as one of the best underhanded pitchers in professional baseball history. After his retirement, he had well over 10 years of coaching experience. He was evaluated as a prepared manager. And ahead of the 2019 season, he became a KT coach and realized his dream.
After its establishment, KT, which was only evaluated as a weak player, was transformed into a competitive fall baseball team for the 2019 season. And with a great record of second place in the regular season in the 2020 season, he advanced to fall baseball for the first time. And the 2021 season came to fruition. He achieved the glory of winning the regular season and winning the Korean Series.
Step by step, step by step, the team has grown. Bae Jeong-dae, Cho Yong-ho, Sohn Joon-jun, and Bae Sung-seong were also raised as the seeds of victory. Last season, Kang Baek-ho and foreign players fell due to a rope injury at the beginning of the season, but eventually finished the regular season in 4th place and played fall baseball. It is an achievement that cannot be ignored.
However, if it collapses like this in two years, the status of coach Lee, who has been built up so far, can collapse at once. Some say that coach Lee is a ‘fortunate’ before the ‘master’ who led him to victory. It is said that after KT was founded, the players strengthened their skills under the rigorous training of coach Beom-hyun Cho, who emphasized basic skills, and the key members gained experience in the ‘autonomous baseball’ of the second coach Jin-wook Kim, and took the baton just before their potential exploded. That’s not entirely wrong.메이저놀이터
There are many similar cases not only in this coach but also in professional sports. Of course, the parties concerned may be very offended if they disparage their achievements, but it is true that from a third-person perspective, there are several coaches who have benefited from such benefits only in professional baseball.
The bad news for coach Lee is that he has already lost the fans’ trust once, not only in the early part of this season, but also in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) disaster. If your team falls into a deeper pit, the biggest crisis in your coaching career may come. There is only one way to overcome this crisis, and that is to win. It is urgent to end the losing streak quickly. It’s still early days, so there’s plenty of room for a rebound like last year.
I don’t know what the real style of this director is, whether it’s ‘Jijang’, ‘Deokjang’, or ‘Valentine’. However, it is certain that the only person who can change the atmosphere in this long losing streak is the manager. Whether it is to unite the players or show an unexpected and out-of-the-way mercenary technique or strategy, the choice is up to Lee. In the current situation, the club and fans have no choice but to judge by the results.