“I will buy you any amount of delicious food”
KIA Tigers foreign pitchers Sean Anderson and Adonis Medina pitched in the bullpen on the 8th (Korean time) at spring camp held at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA. A rather chilly wind blew, but the two pitchers didn’t care and put in a strong ball.
The KIA has two starting pitchers, Yang Hyeon-jong and Lee Eui-ri, on the national team. If foreign pitchers show as much performance as expected, it is not a dream to build the strongest starting lineup in the league at once. That’s why we have high expectations for Anderson and Medina.
Both Anderson and Medina are pitchers whose strengths are fastballs exceeding 150 km/h. Anderson had a major-league-best 93.4 mph last season, and Medina threw for 95.5 mph. If they make good use of their strengths, good performance is expected in the KBO League.
Manager Kim Jong-guk said, “He throws the ball smoothly and easily. The pitch itself is a strong pitcher, and the location is not greatly shaken. It would be great if the two pitchers could go 300 to 320 innings together.”
After pitching in the bullpen that day, Anderson and Medina talked with general manager Jang Jeong-seok. Jang Jeong-seok, general manager, encouraged the two pitchers by exchanging chats in a friendly atmosphere. He asked what life in Korea was like and asked me to do my best. At the same time, he said, “I will buy you any amount of delicious food,” and he showed affection for the two pitchers. Anderson and Medina also laughed and promised good performance. 먹튀검증
Both Anderson and Medina are adjusting well to Korean food. Director Kim Jong-guk said, “Anderson is good at eating spicy food. Medina is not good at spicy food, but seems to eat other foods well.”
Anderson, who revealed that he ate wild octopus when he visited Seoul for a medical test, said, “I like to try new foods. There are many foods I haven’t eaten yet. Please recommend a dish worth trying,” he laughed. When told that wild octopus is known as a health food in Korea, Anderson added, “I will have to eat it every day from now on.”
Anderson and Medina, who are quickly adapting to Korean culture, are preparing well for the spring camp, promising to play an active part in the 2023 season.