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Dae-Ho Lee’s press conference comments

by on Dec.07, 2011 @ 7:21 am, under NPB

Sports Hochi has posted comments taken from Dae-Ho Lee's press conference yesterday.

What are your thoughts now that you have decided to join?

I am honored to be joining Orix.  I had a tough time making this decision, but I thought it was time to man up and take the challenge.  As a hitter that was born in Korea, I want to show everyone I can also do well in Japan.

There have been a couple of cases where Korean hitters have gone to Japan and failed.

I do not think Seung-Yeop Lee and Tae-Kyun Kim failed.  I have confidence.  I will return [to Korea] next year after having a good season.

What is your ideal weight?

Between 125 and 130.  I climb mountains in the morning, swim in the afternoon, and lift weights at night and right now I weigh about 130.  I would like to be under 125 when I go to Japan.

Your thoughts on Okada-kantoku?

He was kind like a father.  It was the first time we met, but he made me feel relaxed.

Which Orix players do you know?

It is only through TV, but T-Okada.  He is big and has a goatee and looks a little scary, but after I learned he was younger than me, I [found him to be endearing].  I would like to become friends with him.