“You keep telling me that you vote three times a day, so I really appreciate it.”카지노사이트
Doosan Bears catcher Yang Yang-ji, 36, once again thanked the fans for making him an All-Star. Yang was named the Dream All-Star Catcher on the KBO’s “Best 12” All-Star list, which was announced on April 26. Yang topped the fan vote with 832,726 votes and the player vote with 152 votes, giving him a total of 37.50 points. He was well ahead of Yoo Kang-nam (Lotte), who finished second with 25.70 total points.
This is the seventh time Yang has been invited to the All-Star Game as a “Best 12” player. He was honored for six consecutive years from 2016 to 2021. In 2018, he was the top vote-getter. Last year, he was left out of the Best 12 by Kia’s Park Dong-won (now with LG), but this year he was recognized as the best catcher in the league after signing as a free agent with his hometown team Doosan. Doosan fans showed their appreciation with their All-Star votes for Yang, who rejected multiple offers to return to his hometown club with a six-year, 15.2 billion won contract.
The veteran of several All-Star Games seemed to feel extra special this time around. “I’m so grateful to the fans,” Yang said. They keep telling me how many times they vote, sometimes three times a day. Once again, I feel the passion and love of our fans is amazing. I think we have a good momentum,” he smiled.
Yang has been a force on the offensive side of the ball this season as the starting catcher and center fielder. In 65 games, he is batting .322 (69-for-214) with an OPS of .903, seven home runs and 35 RBIs, making him the only triple threat on the team. This is why Doosan fans have been trying to make sure that Yang is at the top of the Dream All-Star’s “Lotte surge. There are seven Lotte players in the Dream All-Star Best 12.
If he hadn’t been invited to be a Best 12 All-Star, Yang Ji had planned to take a trip with his family during the off-season, and it turned out to be to Busan, where the All-Star Game will be held. His first daughter, So-yul (7), who has already experienced several All-Star Games with her dad, is also excited.
“We decided to go to Busan for our family trip,” Yang said. “She knows that we’ve been to the All-Star Game before and asked me what happened this time. I also remember going to Ulsan before. Last year, we also went to Seoul together, but I told her we were going to Busan this time.”
Yang was the only Doosan player to make the Best 12. Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop expressed his disappointment by asking the press, “Why only Yang Ji and not Alcantara?” Alcantara finished first in the player vote with 102 votes, but was only third in the fan vote with 352,806 votes, giving him a total of 18.94 points to be named an All-Star.
Although the coaches’ picks remain, Yang Ji, who was invited to the Festival of Stars on his own, thanked the fans for their efforts in voting, saying, “I feel like I’ve built up the pride of the team.”