A chatterer who doesn’t rest today…LG ‘nuclear sign’ Austin doesn’t choose his opponent
At the beginning of the season, Austin Dean, who completely forgot LG’s ‘Foreign Batter Cruelty’ by wielding a big hit, scored the final blow in a home game against Kiwoom Heroes in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 11th, and the team led to victory
Austin did not miss a single메이저놀이터 chance with two out and third base at the end of the first inning. He boldly turned the bat from the first pitch and scored 1 RBI in a timely manner, and with this RBI, LG won 1-0.
Austin, who started happily from the first at-bat, had a bright expression throughout. As always, on the day he greeted the Kiwoom players stepping on first base and fell in love with chatting. In particular, after two outs in the top of the 3rd inning, Lee Jeong-hoo hit and came to first base. He greeted him with a slap on the butt saying it was a good hit, and Lee Jung-hoo also responded with a smile.
Austin is a friendly outsider who jokes and talks with the opposing team’s coaches, players, and referees every game. He pronounces English clearly for players who are not good at English and tries to communicate with simple word combinations. Austin doesn’t care if the other person doesn’t respond because he doesn’t speak English. He always smiles with positive energy.
It was the same when I entered my first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning that day. As he entered the plate, he greeted referee Park Geun-young with a bright smile and acted aegyo to catcher Lee Ji-young of Kiwoom, beating his chest and asking him to take care of him.
There was a more interesting scene in the match against KIA last month. He showed an amazing affinity with KIA base coach Lee Hyun-gon, who was at first base, and even shouldered him. Coach Lee Hyun-gon was also taken aback at first, but smiled at Austin’s amazing friendliness. And Austin’s pranks and chatter didn’t stop there. He approached coach Lee Hyun-gon, who instructs the first base runner on the strategy in a whisper, and openly listened to the KIA’s strategy. Players from both teams laughed when Austin, who could not understand Korean at all, gave a thumbs up to coach Lee Hyun-gon, saying, “This is a good strategy.”
Austin, who always comes into the game with such a bright appearance, is a filial foreigner who will cut off LG’s disgusting ‘foreign batter cruelty’. Although it is still early in the season, the batting average is 0.364 (2nd), 3 home runs, 44 hits (1st), 26 RBI (2nd), and wRC+ 168.5, ranking at the top of all batting categories. In particular, he continues his streak of hits in all games in May and has a monthly batting average of 0.417. He is the main character who leads the all-time leading lineup like LG’s fire volcano.
Austin, who has both his friendliness and skill, is LG’s best fortune since Roberto Petagini, who showed a different level of hitting in the late 2000s.