SAN FRANCISCO”Jung Hoo Lee announced his resignation and his departure today following the game loss.”

SAN FRANCISCO: Farhan Zaidi wondered Friday morning when he had last worn a tie, as it had been a long time since the Giants had hosted one of these.

“Hello, Giants fans, I am Jung Hoo Lee, Grandson of the Wind, from Korea,” he began, referencing his nickname, a play on his dad, Jong-Beom, whose speed during an 18-year professional career in Korea and Japan earned him the original moniker, “Son of the Wind.”

Adorning his Giants cap for the first time, Lee bent over the microphone, flashed another smile and asked, “Handsome?”

The Giants’ top baseball executive has had no incentive to dress up because there won’t be any postseason baseball for all but five games in 2021 and there won’t be any big acquisitions to flaunt in front of the public and media. Similarly, little attention has been paid to the lack of a suitable interview space.

However, that changed on Friday when $113 millionaire Jung Hoo Lee was formally introduced.

“It’s been a while,” Zaidi remarked as a group of two or three dozen spectators, including members of the Korean press, crowded around the impromptu stage that had been set up in the home clubhouse. “I believe my

The Giants are taking a risk, awarding the franchise’s largest free agent contract since Barry Zito to a player who hasn’t taken a major-league at-bat. It is Lee’s lauded bat-to-ball skills that made him a countrywide star for the Kiwoom Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization, while his speed and athleticism give the Giants belief that he’ll be roaming Oracle Park’s center field for the duration of his six-year contract.

But the charming personality on display, despite a language barrier thousands of miles from home, left the Giants even more confident in their bet.

Smiling ear-to-ear, Lee introduced himself with an opening statement in English, raising his voice at the end to declare, “Let’s! Go! Giants!”

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