“I miss Jiyeon.”
An elderly woman in charge of managing the elevators in the central lobby of Tropicana Field looked at the reporters in her elevator and said: She goes on to say, ‘G! Man! Choy!’ Shouting her slogans, she revealed her affection for him.
As you can see from this, Tampa Bay still couldn’t forget Choi.
On the 3rd (Korean time), the Tampa Bay Rays team, which had a home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, screened a video of about 1 minute and 30 seconds welcoming Choi Ji-man through the stadium’s electronic display board after the attack at the end of the second inning was over.
This video contains the performances that Choi Ji-man showed during the 5 seasons he spent in Tampa Bay.
Choi Ji-man, who joined the team as a trade during the 2018 season, recorded a batting average of 0.245, an on-base percentage of 0.352, and a slugging percentage of 0.431 in 414 games over five seasons.
He contributed to the team’s advancement to the postseason for four consecutive years from 2019 to 2022, and also recorded a batting average of 0.221 (15 hits in 68 at-bats), 4 homers and 6 RBIs in 29 games in the postseason.메이저놀이터
Choi Ji-man is currently unable to play due to an Achilles tendon injury, but he specially accompanied this expedition.
It is not common for a long-term injured person to accompany an expedition, but the trip to Tampa Bay had a special meaning to him. Before the game, he would visit the race clubhouse to meet up with his old teammates.
After the attack in the bottom of the second inning, he was in the dugout beforehand, and his face was reflected on the screen and the fans applauded.