Decoding Extra Than Phrases for a Baseball Star

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I’ve discovered some silver lining, which was getting an opportunity to reconnect with a few of my pals from school and highschool, spending time on Zoom calls and whatnot, in addition to a bunch of binge-watching and different issues I’d by no means have an opportunity to do.

I believe I’m on a first-name foundation with all of the Uber Eats drivers right here.

What’s your relationship with Ryu away from the sector?

I inform Ryu we spend an excessive amount of time collectively, particularly on the highway. I received some warmth after I was with the Dodgers about my lack of relationship recreation. My excuse at all times was, “I’ve to spend time with Ryu.”

I’ve been hanging out at his place. His spouse is a very good prepare dinner, and she or he invitations me over to eat. Ryu additionally has a private coach he works with, and we go over to his home and watch Korean TV exhibits — selection exhibits, singing competitions, “The Voice of Korea.”

How troublesome has it been to study all of the intricacies of the sport?

Your greatest worry is screwing one thing up when it comes to not relaying the sport plan correctly. One instance I may give is, like, Ryu would say, ‘I need to throw a fastball up,’ after which I’d say that to the catcher. However for those who dig deeper, that may imply anyplace from up within the zone or letter excessive to get a swing and a miss or nearly at a shoulder degree, as a present pitch. After I began, I didn’t understand how detail-oriented you needed to be, even for those who’re delivering one thing as little as that.

I bear in mind an at-bat with Christian Yelich, when he was with the Marlins. [Former Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt] stated, ‘Let’s be up and away within the zone, fastball. He may get to it, however he received’t hit it out of the park.’ And I stated it to Ryu, however it truly needed to be extra up than how I made it sound. So Ryu went out and executed, after which Yelich hit it out the opposite approach. They are saying these items anticipating me to know what the underlying which means is, and generally I couldn’t catch that cue. It will possibly imply wins and losses, variations in E.R.A.

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