“Bears-down baseball” means Doosan Park Jeong-won’s visit to Australia
Park Jeong-won, chairman of the Doosan Group and the owner of the Doosan Bears, visited the field training site this year as well.
According to the Doosan club, owner Park Jeong-won visited the Blacktown International Baseball Stadium in Sydney, Australia on the 13th with Doosan Energity Chairman Park Ji-won.
Following the usual philosophy of not interfering with the schedule of the team, he watched the training quietly, shook hands with coach Lee Seung-yeop, coaching staff and players, cheering them on, and delivered encouragement money to captain Heo Gyeong-min.
Owner Park Jeong-won said, “Please forget about the past season and do your best with new determination with the newly appointed head coach Lee Seung-yeop. I hope you will not disappoint the fans and play impressive baseball like the Bears.”
Park Jeong-won’s visit to the field training ground is not surprising. Owner Park visited the training ground every year before the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) pandemic. As the owner, he has personally toured the ground and bullpen to provide the best possible environment for the team.
This visit has a special meaning. Doosan, which showed the potential of advancing to the Korean Series for 7 consecutive years, fell to 9th place last year. There were many evaluations that it had lost its strength amid the continued departure of key players.
However, ahead of last season, the atmosphere changed drastically. Proclaiming change, Doosan parted ways with manager Kim Tae-hyung, who led the team during its heyday, and welcomed new manager Lee Seung-yeop. In addition, it invested 15.2 billion won over six years in Yang Eui-ji, the best catcher in the league. It was a stove league that showed the aggressiveness of owner Park.
It is a great strength for the players that the owner shows affection by visiting the field training site for bold investment. Previously, on the 12th, SSG owner Jeong Yong-jin, vice chairman of Shinsegae Group, visited the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida, USA. He encouraged the team with a grand dinner and was evaluated as the number one contributor to SSG’s combined victory last year with bold investment. It clearly showed how great synergy is when the owner has affection for his team and puts his energy into investment. 안전놀이터
The same goes for owner Park. He has shown a lot of interest by visiting Jamsil Stadium, the home of Doosan. However, in recent years, during Stove League, they have not been able to catch key players and have bought fans’ complaints, but ahead of this season, they are more actively supporting Doosan than ever before.
Director Lee Seung-yeop said, “The owner gave great strength to the off-season power reinforcement, and also raised morale with a visit to encourage field training.” .
Captain Heo Kyung-min also pledged, “I am grateful to the owner for coming from afar to encourage me every spring camp. I will work harder to repay you with good grades.”