Choo Shin-soo (SSG Landers)’s statement regarding the formation of the Korean national team for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) is facing a strong backlash from fans.
Choo Shin-soo, who is spending the off-season at his home in Texas, USA, recently appeared on a Dallas-area Korean radio show and talked about last year’s KBO league championship and the WBC team.
As Choo Shin-soo’s interview was released on YouTube, domestic baseball fans also heard his remarks.
Among these, Shin-soo Choo conveyed his personal thoughts on the WBC and said that young pitchers such as Woo-jin Ahn (Kiwoom Heroes) and Dong-ju Moon (Hanwha Eagles) should have been given a chance for the future rather than immediate results during the selection process. to be.
Aside from his skills, Ahn Woo-jin, who grew up as the best pitcher in the KBO last year, was not able to make it to the national team due to a history of bullying in high school. Moon Dong-ju fell behind his rivals in his skills. 메이저사이트
Choo Shin-soo said that even though Ahn Woo-jin reflected on his past mistakes and received disciplinary action, he could not play for the national team. He also said that seniors should step up for juniors who are treated unreasonably like Ahn Woo-jin, but no one steps forward.
Ahn Woo-jin asked for forgiveness from the fans, saying that he had reached an agreement with the victims and was sincerely reflecting, but he was not called to the national team because he could not conclude the matter.
National team coach Lee Kang-cheol and the WBC technical committee did not select Ahn Woo-jin after much thought to rule out the possibility that the national team would be shaken due to problems outside of baseball.
When Choo Shin-soo, who played for two years in the US Major League and KBO League, made a statement that went against the atmosphere of the domestic sports world, which has a great antipathy toward ‘academic violence’, fans poured out their complaints on YouTube comment windows.
Of course, Choo Shin-soo said earlier, “In the case of Japan, there are so many new faces in international competitions. If it were me, I would have seen the future. (Kia). The emotions and mindset you feel when you participate in international competitions when you are young change dramatically. The story of the future of Korean baseball was premised on, “There are things these players need to do in Korean baseball in the future,” but an example to convince them. I left a regret at the mention.