Doosan Bears catcher Yang Yang-ji (36) meets NC Dinos fans for the first time since joining the team.

The league’s top catcher, who moved from ‘Doosan to NC to Doosan’ through two big free agent signings. He will meet the NC fans who have been cheering him on for the first three games of the season at Changwon NC Park for 30 days.

It is the third transfer greeting. Yang, who joined the NC in 2019, bent down to greet Doosan fans at the April 5 game in Jamsil. On the first day of this season’s opening game after his transfer to Doosan, Lotte returned to greet the Jamsil Doosan fans.

This time, it was his turn to greet the NC fans. He led the team to its first unified victory in 2020. The image of him drawing the NC Dinos’ championship baton is immortalized in Changwon NC Park.

A place that holds very special memories for Yang Ji. The emotion is new.

After arriving in Changwon on the 29th, Yang Ji was overcome with excitement. He woke up at the crack of dawn and set out to visit his favorite places. He had lunch at his favorite restaurant from his playing days.

“I think it’s the same as the excitement I felt when I left Dusan and greeted my room for the first time. Yesterday was the same sleepless night. I woke up early in the morning and walked around a bit. I ate a bowl of short rib soup and felt much better.”

Changwon fans meeting for the first time in more than two months. The top catcher’s heart remains heavy.

“I wish I could have come sooner, but I think I could have played a little more comfortably if I had greeted them sooner because I had some baggage.”

Gratitude and regret coexist. Which one is bigger?

“I think I’m sorry, not just for me, but for my whole family, because we had a really good life here in Changwon, and we met a lot of really good people, and we were happy, 먹튀검증 and now that we’re separated like this, I feel that way. I’m grateful for the first win, but I think I’m more sorry that I couldn’t be with them.”

Yang suffered a bruised right shin in a collision during the home sweep at Samsung Electronics in Jamsil on April 24, and although he recovered well with three days of rest, he was still uncomfortable sitting down, but that didn’t stop him from sitting on the bench for the first game against Changwon.

He was named to the starting lineup as the No. 3 designated hitter.

“I feel like I need to do something. I rested a lot because of the rainout, but I don’t want to get more injured, so I’ll prepare to play catcher tomorrow if the situation calls for it.”

Six hits in his last five games. Yang’s return to Changwon will determine the outcome of the four-game series between the two teams. It’s literally the Yang series.

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