“Yoghurt for my daughter…” SSG McCarty, small gestures go a long way

SSG Landers foreign pitcher Kirk McCarty (28), whose small gesture went a long way, made a special connection.

On the 4th, SSG shared the news of McCarty’s visit with fans.

The situation was this. After an away game against the Lotte Giants on the 21st of last month, McCarty was travelling back to Incheon with his family when he stopped at a rest stop and his daughter Kate, who had just turned one, started crying. She grabbed a yoghurt from a nearby SSG fan and stopped crying. The McCarty’s tried to return the yoghurt, but Kate expressed her displeasure. However, the fan smiled and said it was okay and graciously gave her the yoghurt.먹튀검증

Unable to thank the fan at the time, McCarty left a message on the club’s video channel expressing his desire to find the fan, who then contacted the club, and a meeting between McCarty and the fan was organised before the game against the Kiwoom Heroes on the 3rd.

McCarty showed his appreciation by creating a snack box with a variety of refreshments, including the yoghurt his daughter ate, and giving her an autographed jersey with the fan’s name written in Korean.

“I was embarrassed because my daughter was crying so loudly in public, and I really appreciated your kindness. I was sorry I didn’t say thank you at the time, and it was a small gesture, but it meant a lot to me and my family,” he said sincerely.

“It’s such a small gesture, and we’re even more grateful to him for expressing his feelings,” said Ahn Ami and Im Hwa. “We’ve both become fans of McCarty and have our jerseys marked. We will do our best to support him not only in his first game tomorrow but also throughout the season.”

McCarty has been a positive addition to the team this season, both on and off the field. On the mound, he has been consistent with a 5-2 record and 2.60 ERA in nine games, and off the mound, he has been supportive of his teammates. According to his translator, Joo-hwan Kim, McCarty is one of the most affectionate players in the dugout. When they are playing hockey, he waits until they make eye contact. If he fails to make eye contact, he will come into the dugout and thank them in Korean to say he loves them.

He has also adapted to Korean culture well. After a month in Korea, McCarty says, “I like the neighbourhood I live in the most. I love coffee and walking, and it’s perfect for both. If my wife is happy, I’m happy, and she’s really happy,” he said.

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