Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin visits Sajik Stadium in Busan.
Shin Dong-bin, chairman and owner of the Lotte Giants, visited Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 13th.
“The chairman visited the site of the 2030 Busan World Expo (Busan World Expo) bid and the Lotte Giants to cheer on the team,” said a Lotte spokesperson.
On the day, Shin Dong-bin encouraged the team with 300 high-quality lunch boxes, which were delivered to the first team and futures players, employees, and partners.
Lotte emphasised that “we want the Giants players and officials to maintain a good ‘momentum’ and do their best until the end of the season.”
Lotte players such as Na Kyun-an, Jeon Jun-woo, and Han Dong-hee expressed their gratitude on their social media accounts, saying, “Thank you for the ‘Momentum’ lunch box from the owner, I will eat deliciously and be strong,” “I will eat and get better quickly,” and “Thank you, owner, I ate well.”
It has been 248 days since Chairman Shin Dong-bin visited the resignation ballpark after the final game of the regular season against the LG Twins on 8 October last year. At the time, Shin Dong-bin showed his “steamed” affection for the Busan and Giants star by consoling Lee Dae-ho during his retirement ceremony and handing him a commemorative gift.
Lotte is set to make a major reinforcement after the end of the 2022 season, following an outpouring of support from its parent company Lotte Holdings. The team signed “Glasses Ace” Park Se-woong to a five-year, $9 billion non-free agent contract, followed by the signings of Yoo Kang-nam (four years, $8 billion), Noh Jin-hyuk (four years, $5 billion) and Han Hyun-hee (four years, $4 billion) in the free agent market.
The team finished April in sole possession of first place and went on a nine-game winning streak for the first time in 15 years since 2008. However, the explosive ‘momentum’ has fizzled out, with the team slipping to fourth place after going 1-5 in six games last week.
Chairman Shin Dong-bin’s visit to Busan is expected to have a morale-boosting effect on the team. In his last two resignation visits (13 July 2022 at Hanwha and 8 October 2022 at LG Electronics), Shin has called for successive victories 스포츠토토.