Found December 10, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES On Monday afternoon at one of Dodger Stadiums private clubs, PR director Joe Jareck stepped to the podium and introduced the newest Dodger starting pitcher, Ryu Hyun-Jin (pronounced Ree-YOO). The South Korean left-hander, who will wear No. 99, looked happy and calm not the least bit nervous about what lies ahead for him as he tries to transfer his low 90s fastball and devastating change-up to the major leagues. And theres a good reason for the serenity. At the age of 21, Ryu literally had the weight and maybe even the lives of his fellow Korean professional baseball players on his shoulders. One particular international game illustrates how impervious to pressure Ryu appears to be as he prepares to become the first Korean professional player to step right into the big leagues. In the 2008 Olympic Games, said his agent, Scott Boras, the South Korean team had to win the gold medal or every professional player on that team would have to leave and go in the military fo...
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