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MLB.com “Toronto’s ‘big brother’ Ryu Hyun-jin returns a special leader”

SEOUL, South Korea (Yonhap) – MLB.com introduced the word “big brother” in a story about the return of Ryu Hyun-jin, 36, to the Toronto Blue Jays.MLB.com reported on Monday (July 29), “His Toronto teammates call him an unfamiliar word. It’s the Korean word Hyeong, which translates to big brother.” “Ryu is more than a mentor. He’s a different type of ‘big brother’ than a traditional leader.” Ryu’s return to the big leagues is not just about power, but also about revitalizing the clubhouse atmosphere. Ryu, who underwent a lengthy rehabilitation after undergoing left elbow ligament reconstruction surgery on June 19 last year, will return to action on Aug. 2 against the Baltimore Orioles in a home game at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada .As excited as Korean fans are for Ryu’s return, Toronto’s “junior pitcher” Alec Manoa is even more excited. Manoa calls casinositekingcom Ryu his “older brother .”He bought me dinner and gave me a lot of advice while I was training in Dunedin, Florida, in June of this year to make pitching adjustments,” he recalled. Manoa is not used to a culture where older people are willing to pay for meals. However, he is used to his “big brother” buying him dinner or inviting him to his home for a meal. The same goes for other Toronto players .Ryu would buy his Toronto teammates “Korean food” when they traveled to Los Angeles .He opens his wallet, but he doesn’t emphasize hierarchy. Kevin Gozman says, “He’s always joking around. He shares his Korean culture by buying us Korean barbecue. “”He’s always joking around, but when younger players ask him for advice, he’s generous with his knowledge,” MLB.com recalled, “He said, ‘I’ll go through it first, and then I’ll tell the younger guys, which is a good way to pass it on.Despite his playful demeanor in the dugout and locker room, Ryu hides his “painful feelings” behind a smile. This is part of Korea’s “older brother culture.


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