SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The whole squad members of the SK Wyverns, a Korean professional baseball club, has united in one to show support for their American pitcher, Ross Wolf, and speedy recovery of his son.
The Wyverns excluded Wolf from their roster on the August 17 game. An official in the club said, “Wolf hurriedly departed to America to take care of his son.” It is unknown how serious his son’s condition is, though.
But according to what the manager of the club, Lee Man-Soo, has revealed, the condition of the pitcher’s son is quite grave at the moment, which is why Wolf had to leave in such haste. The official said that the pitcher couldn’t hide his tears from the guilt of leaving his team in the middle of the season.
The pitiable situation of their teammate moved the whole squad. Another American pitcher of the team Travis Benwart started to take the mound with Wolf’s back number 24 and his son’s name Eli marked on his cap in the hopes of rapid recovery of the boy and quick return of his teammate, and immediately all of the squad followed the act.
The official said, “As Benwart took the initiative, the sympathy for our distressed teammate really united us all.”
Wolf has 2-2, 4 saves with an earned run average of 4.85 this season. He changed from a starter to a closer in the latter half of this season and has led the Wyverns’ recent winning streak. Especially, after he has changed to a closer, he has not allowed a run for nine straight games, proving his potential to be the next star closer.
Wolf left in a critical time of the season where the fierce competition for the four playoff spots are about to be completed but the official said on behalf of the team, “Our whole squad’s biggest wish right now is the quick recovery of our beloved teammate’s son.”
By J. H. Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org)