The first game of WC between Doosan and NC at NC Park in Changwon on the 19th, leadoff hitter Son Ah-seop is delighted after hitting a hit in the bottom of the first inning.
The first game of the wild card game between the Doosan Bears and the NC Dinos in the 2023 KBO postseason was held at Changwon NC Park on the 19th. NC Son Ah-seop is entering the batter’s box.
Son Ah-seop (35, NC Dinos) stepped up as a “Dopamine Preacher” ahead of the postseason wild card game held on the 19th.
It is the first postseason stage in six years since 2017 when he played for Lotte Giants. Son Ah-seop said, “The air is definitely good and I feel good. “I’ll fight with my head in the game, but I think it’s exciting and fun,” he said with a smile.
Son Ah-seop then brought up the story of “Dopamine.” It is known to function as a neurotransmitter, such as motor function and motivation. 슬롯머신
Son Ah-seop said, “I felt it was hard at the end of the season, but the postseason stage can be different if you enter the game because dopamine is secreted.”
He continued, “When I competed for batting and the team’s performance went into a losing streak, I studied about dopamine through YouTube and it was important.” Son played in 140 games this season and became the first batting champion in his career with a batting average of .339. Although his batting pace fell somewhat at the end of the game, he added a hit every game and cut off his competitor’s pursuit to take the batting title.
Confidence in “Dopamine” would have increased. Son Ah-seop said, “I want to raise dopamine from the first at-bat and face the at-bat.”
Son Ah-seop, who emphasized the importance of “dopamine,” picked Kim Joo-won as a player to see the “dopamine effect.” After playing as NC’s main shortstop this season, he represented Hangzhou Asian Games and won a gold medal.
Son Ah-seop said, “Kim Joo-won probably played a big game, and after coming back, he was relaxed enough to see the play. It’s really nothing, but that’s big. “It’s my first time in the postseason, and I think (Kim) Joo-won will do well after playing a bigger game than this.”
At the first game of WC between Doosan and NC at NC Park in Changwon on Wednesday, Kim Joo-won is hitting with one out and runners on the first and second bases in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The first game of the wild card game between the Doosan Bears and the NC Dinos in the 2023 KBO postseason was held at Changwon NC Park on the 19th. NC shortstop Kim Joo-won, who caught Doosan’s Huh Kyung-min’s grounder in the top of the seventh inning with two outs and one base, is tossing to second baseman Park Kun-woo to end the inning.
Son Ah-seop’s love for “Dopamine” was already well known to Kim Joo-won. Kim Joo-won said, “I once talked about dopamine with Son Ah-seop. “When you go into cold water, dopamine is secreted and comes out for up to two hours, so you go into cold water a lot before the game,” he said. After the game, Kim Joo-won said, “When you go into cold water, you will definitely come to your senses. I think it worked,” he smiled.
NC beat Doosan 14-9 in the wild card game and succeeded in advancing to the semi-playoff. Son Ah-seop had two hits, and Kim Joo-won also had two hits, two RBIs and two runs. In particular, Kim Joo-won even showed a good defense in the bottom of the fourth inning, erasing a hit ball.