Texas Rangers legend Adrian Beltre still hasn’t escaped the shadow of 2011.
Beltre was interviewed before throwing out the first pitch for Game 2 of the World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on the 29th (Korean time).
At this event, he said, “It would mean a lot (if Texas wins),” and gave a message of support to the juniors who are aiming for the first championship in the club’s history.
He, who played for Texas in the 2011 World Series, said, “We came close to winning the championship that year, but we couldn’t do it. And those memories are bound to remain. Rangers signed me because they believed I was a player who could bring them trophies. And we didn’t. “We came very close, but we couldn’t do it,” he said, recalling that time.
Texas led 3-2 in the 2011 World Series and was ahead 7-5 until the 9th inning of Game 6, but then allowed a comeback and ended up losing the series 3-4.
“If this team wins three more games and wins the championship, not only will it be exciting for Texas fans, but it will also take some pressure off of me,” he said. Because we didn’t get the job done and this is what these players do for us. “I will be really happy,” he continued.
He also did not forget to praise his juniors. Regarding Josh Young, who succeeded him as the starting third baseman, he said, “Third base is a difficult position to play. This is even more true if you are a rookie. But he is doing well. “He is doing much better than I thought,” he praised.
Regarding Adolis Garcia, “He has 22 RBIs in the postseason alone. What he is showing is truly amazing. “It’s nice to see, and I hope it continues like this,” he encouraged.
He is living a post-retirement life for the fun of watching his son AJ, now a high school student, grow up. Regarding being nominated for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, he said, “I get asked questions often, but it’s something I can’t control.” It showed an empty appearance.
He also introduced an interesting anecdote here. “I went to a golf event last week, where I met a Dodgers guy whose name I will not reveal. That was before the World Series, and when asked who he would like to see go to the World Series, he said he thought Texas would go up, but since Corey Seager, who left the Dodgers, was there, he wanted to see him lose. “The Dodgers didn’t seem to like the fact that we were doing well and Seager was playing well,” he said with a laugh.스포츠토토
When asked, “Is that Dodgers player currently a member of the Dodgers or someone who played for them?” he responded, “I can’t give too much information,” making the press conference room burst into laughter.
He revealed that it was his first time throwing a ceremonial first pitch and said, “I’m a little nervous. Everything was fine until yesterday, but yesterday my son said, ‘Dad, haven’t you played catch in two weeks?’ and I started to get nervous. “It’ll be okay,” he joked.
Although it seemed like it had not overcome the weight of time, its cheerful appearance remained.