Kim Ha-Sung reflects on ‘bone-chilling self-pity’…coach offers ‘warm encouragement’

Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego, pictured) stubbed his toe after kicking a bucket of water to punish himself for committing an out. Rather than criticise the negative consequences of his competitive nature, the manager and local media embraced him.메이저놀이터

Kim started at first base and second base against the New York Mets in a Major League Baseball (MLB) game at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, on 8 August before being replaced by Lugned Odor in the field in the top of the ninth inning.In the bottom of the seventh inning, with the score tied 3-3, Kim pulled a change-up from Mets left-hander Brooks Railly and hit a long ball that sailed past the third baseman. He made it to second safely, and when he saw left fielder Tommy Pham hesitate at first, he raced to third and made a head-first slide, but the fielder was quicker, and Kim was tagged out. Juan Soto followed with a two-run double, making Kim’s crossing even more disappointing. San Diego went 5-7 in extra innings on the day.

Kim’s injury occurred when he kicked a bucket of water into the dugout after being hit by a pitch. “There was water in the bucket, which he thought was empty, and he felt pain in his foot,” MLB.com said of the situation. The pain was in his right big toe, but luckily, an X-ray revealed nothing major. “I take full responsibility for the mistakes I made at the plate and in the dugout,” Kim told MLB.com. “My over-competitiveness hurt the team, and I’m determined to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

San Diego manager Bob Melvin said, “We’ll have to monitor his status every day,” but added, “He’s an aggressive player, he has good instincts. Everybody overreacts sometimes, and that’s what happened in that situation.” MLB.com reporter AJ Cassavelle also supported Kim on social media on the 9th, saying, “Everyone is frustrated and regretful,” and “He’s working harder than anyone, and he’s been San Diego’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) this season.”

Kim missed the game against the Mets on the 9th, which San Diego won 3-1.

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