At the beginning of last year’s season, the word popular at Lotte was “gigi.”
Lotte came up with the word “gigye” on the team’s official YouTube, and as he put it, Lotte took the lead in the early part of this season. It was fitting to describe a team that continues its upward trend.
Kim Sang-soo, who led the buzzword, is making a new attempt this year. This time, he introduced ‘I’m always going to eat’ through the club’s YouTube channel.
After the name of a YouTube channel run by singer Sung Si-kyung, he visited a famous restaurant in Busan to eat and introduce himself with “Sang Si-kyung.” It has been less than a week since it was released, but the number of views has already exceeded 130,000.
Kim Sang-soo said, “I signed a good contract and took one to thank the club as well as fans and players.”
Recently, Kim Sang-soo signed a two-year, multi-year contract with the club for up to 600 million won.
Kim Sang-soo recorded 4 wins, 2 losses, 1 save, and 18 holds with a 3.12 ERA in 67 games last year.
Kim Sang-soo, who was released from SSG and newly nestled in Lotte, was a player other than his full strength in other teams, but became an indispensable player in Lotte.
He expressed his feelings through the club’s contents. Even when he was at Kiwoom, Kim Sang-soo made a splash by filming a Vlog. Usually, the club’s YouTube videos are filmed by thinking of items and recruiting players, but Kim Sang-soo actively contributes to content creation.
Kim Sang-soo mentioned his efforts, saying, “I’ve seen a lot of other YouTubers besides ‘Seong Si-kyung’s I’m going to eat’. That’s why I caught the taste expression and things like that.”
It’s not just for entertainment that he takes such a video. For that reason, “The purpose is that many visiting fans come to Busan. I wanted to introduce a restaurant for them. There is also an intention to save our commercial districts in Busan together,” he explained.
Most of all, he wanted to communicate with his fans. “It’s basically embedded in me that I have to give back as much as the player receives,” he said. “You just have to express what you can do. I’m not shy, so I can shoot YouTube like this, but I think it’s different for each person after trying to express it like this.”
While communicating with fans, he will serve as a strong waist on the mound. Kim Sang-soo is ready to throw balls for his team no matter what situation he is called.
Kim Sang-soo reflected on his role, saying, “If you go out, you go out, and if you come in, you come in. And I bought food for my juniors, and it was from Germany.”
Kim Sang-soo, who won the hold king with 40 holds in 2019 when he was a member of Kiwoom, is recording 120 holds in his personal career.
Kim Sang-soo said, “I want to slowly build hold one by one. I don’t want to miss it when the opportunity comes. From now on, it is my greed to build up little by little.” 라바카지노도메인
The record for most holds is 177 holds set by retired Samsung Lions pitcher Ahn Ji-man. “I want to challenge myself to hold the most. I don’t think Korea doesn’t even have 200 holds yet. I want to try those records. Those big pictures are in my heart,” Kim said.