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Wednesday/Thursday BP: Jung Hoo Lee on hitting at Oracle Park

One of the newest Giants did a media scrum when he returned home from his recent trip to San Francisco and had some pretty nice things to say about his new team and ballpark.

Photo by Andy Kuno/San Francisco Giants/Getty Images

Good morning, baseball fans!

With the holidays just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some comments Jung Hoo Lee made when he arrived home from his trip to San Francisco. Jeeho Yoo, with Yonhap News, wrote up a fairly lengthy thread on Twitter which you can read if you click through the embedded Tweet below, but I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorite responses.

Lee had high praise for his new team, of course, and shared his excitement for getting to realize his dream of playing in MLB. He scored some easy points with San Francisco Giants fans by praising our beloved ballpark as well, later noting how he feels that the asymmetrical dimensions of the park will favor his hitting style. He also has his priorities correct: the man wants to get a Splash Hit.

When asked about his thoughts when he received the offer from the Giants, he said his knees buckled just a bit from the size of it. Relatable. He goes on later to talk about how he is excited to be able to make charitable contributions because of it, which is wholesome as all heck.

He goes on later to discuss whether he will adjust his swing for higher velocity pitching in MLB, and says he’s going to see how his swing holds up first before making adjustments, noting that his age should allow for easier adjustments as needed.

Overall, he comes off like a nice, humble, and likeable dude and those are always fun guys to root for. I’m looking forward to seeing him play.