“I came to Doosan again, and when I was preparing for the joining ceremony in the morning, I was a little excited and moved.”
Oh Hyeon-joo (36) met her boyfriend Eui-ji Yang (36, Doosan Bears) for the first time in 2008, 15 years ago. Yang Eui-ji, who was in his third year as a pro at the time, was a player who stayed almost exclusively in the second team at Doosan. From then on, Mr. Oh silently supported Yang Eui-ji. After getting married in 2014, he began to walk the path of a baseball player’s wife in earnest. She is in charge of raising her first daughter, So-yul (7), who will enter elementary school in the new year, and her second daughter, So-yun (2), whom she preciously acquired in 2021, and puts her energy into helping her husband concentrate on baseball without worrying about the family.
Yang Eui-ji grew up to be the best catcher in Korea with the strong support of his wife. He established himself as an irreplaceable catcher with a batting average of 0.307, 228 homers, 944 RBI, and an OPS of 0.892 in 16 seasons and 1585 games. After being discharged from the police baseball team in 2010, he won the title of master of the house, and after the 2018 season, he signed a free agent contract with NC Dinos for 12.5 billion won for 4 years and was compensated for his hardships. Yang Eui-ji, who was re-qualified as a free agent this winter, signed with Doosan for 15.2 billion won in 4+2 years after much thought, and decided to end his career as a player at his parents’ home.
Yang Eui-ji attended the second Doosan joining ceremony held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 11th with his wife Oh and first son So-yul. For Mr. Oh, the joining ceremony on this day came as special as the years he spent with Yang Eui-ji. He said, “I was a little excited and moved to come back. It was like that when my husband was preparing in the morning. I came to Doosan again, and now that I am old (laughs), I hope that I will work hard as a player for 6 years with a new mindset. Now how? If you look at it, isn’t it the last time?
Yang Eui-ji was grateful to his wife for supporting him to return to his parents’ house, but his apologetic heart was greater. It is because he is busy preparing for the new season and has no time to take care of his family. Yang Eui-ji will be selected for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) team to be held in March and must prepare for the new season quickly. On the 19th, he plans to leave for Sydney, Australia, Doosan’s spring camp training ground, to build up his body.
Yang Eui-ji said, “My wife is always struggling by my side, and I am grateful for silently supporting her. This time, I have to move alone, but I believe that she will do well without complaining. I think that I will live well in the future, and I want to say thank you.” expressed
Doosan allowed Soyul to watch his father’s initiation ceremony with Cheol-woong, the team’s favorite mascot. Soyul sat holding Cheolwoong’s hand and shared the moment when his father was welcomed. 카지노사이트
Yang Eui-ji looked at her daughter and said, “I always went on a lot of expeditions, so I didn’t have enough time to spend with my children. It seems meaningful to have time together (at the ceremony). I think it’s the most meaningful to be able to show off my father’s cool image,” he said with a smile.
Mr. Oh told her husband, who was sorry for the children, “I’m a good enough father. I can’t help it while I’m a player. My children and I understand that their father is a baseball player, so he travels a lot. It’s okay. The children are also aware that their father will play with them a lot when the time comes. I want to tell them that they can wait long enough.”
He added, “Soyul is really proud of her father. She knows a lot about her father, so she brags a lot to her friends. Now, I want her to put down her family worries for a while and work hard as a player.”
As in the past 15 years, I will continue to trust and support my husband Yang Eui-ji. Mr. Oh said, “If you add 7 years of dating and married life, we have been together for 15 years. We have lived together for a really long time (laughs). Talking about my husband makes me cry, but I hope you give me strength. My family and many people are cheering me on behind the scenes. I wish I could hear only good stories and see only good views.”