With the appearance of ‘surprise customer’ Choi Dong-won, a 64-year-old friend who went to Lotte shed tears

On the 8th, Ilguhoe, an OB group in the Korean professional baseball league, held an award ceremony for the 2023 New Tride Day Ilgu Award at the Rivera Hotel in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul.

The event was held as usual. Along with the welcoming speech of Kim Kwang-soo, chairman of Ilgu District, a congratulatory speech was followed by a congratulatory speech from KBO President Heo Gu-yeon and New Triddy Day CEO Kim Hyung-dae.

However, an unexpected guest appeared on the day. The congratulatory message from the late Hanwha Eagles coach Choi Dong-won was delivered through the screen. Choi passed away in 2011 after battling colorectal cancer. The Japanese league has recreated the much-loved name, Choi Dong-won, into “AI technology.”

The face of Choi Dong-won appeared on the screen, and he delivered a congratulatory speech in a voice restored with AI technology. His congratulatory speech began with a welcome greeting, “Are you all surprised? Nice to meet you. I’m Choi Dong-won.”

Choi once said, “Hello, coach Huh Gu-yeon. Long time no see. Should I call him president now? Congratulations on your second term in office. Please continue to work hard for the Korean baseball league.” Choi left a message to the president of Hu Jie-yeon and said, “Coach Kim Seong-geun. It’s nice to see you on TV these days. It’s gotten colder. Always take care of your health. Manager Kim In-sik, how are you? I feel sad whenever I think about your uncomfortable health. I will never forget you, who became a major pillar of the Korean baseball league. Coach Kang Byung-chul sent a message to the leaders who were with him, saying, “When I think back to the days when Lotte won in 1984, it feels like yesterday. 40 years have already passed.” 파워볼실시간

Finally, Choi Dong-won, former coach of the team, sent a message of support to his friend Kim Kwang-soo, saying, “Lastly, my friend, Kwang-soo. I’ve been playing together since I was in middle school, and time flies. It’s really nice to see you as a team president and making efforts for the Korean baseball and baseball players. I’m glad you made this opportunity again. I’ll always cheer for you.”

Then, Kim Kwang-soo, the chairman of Ilgu District, could not hide his tears while watching the screen. Although it was a fictional voice of former coach Choi Dong-won, he couldn’t help but shed tears at longing for his friend who went to heaven first.

The message from Choi Dong-won ended with, “I will always pray for the endless development of Korean baseball and baseball games.” If he were still with us today, wouldn’t he have left such a message.

Former manager Choi Dong-won is an icon of “old-fashioned” Busan and one of the legendary figures in Korean baseball. The scene where former manager Choi Dong-won won the Korean Series by himself in 1984 and led the Lotte Giants to its first Korean Series championship is still a famous scene that is still talked about after nearly 40 years.

His friend Kim Kwang-soo joined the team as a bench coach. Lotte recruited “winning coach” Kim Tae-hyung to change the winning clock, which was still suspended in 1992, and Kim wants to strengthen the power of the bench by bringing in his coach Kim Kwang-soo, who is eight years his senior. With the support of Choi Dong-won, who wishes Lotte a good luck in the sky, coach Kim Kwang-soo will also coach the players more passionately.

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