“I will become an exemplary player.”
The professional debut of Doosan Bears pitcher Kim Yu-seong is right around the corner. On the 27th, Doosan canceled pitcher Lee Seung-jin and registered Kim Yoo-seong in the first team.
After going through Gimhae High School and Korea University, Kim Yu-seong was nominated in the 2nd round of the 2023 rookie draft by Doosan through the Early Draft (a system that allows participation in the draft after attending sophomore year) and joined the pro.
Even the promising man had something to hold him back. Controversy over school violence.
In 2017, while attending Naedong Middle School in Masan, Yuseong Kim committed school violence against a junior player and was suspended for 5 days from the school’s own violence committee. have been ordered
Nevertheless, Kim Yoo-seong was called by the NC Dinos in the first draft of the 2020 season.
Recognizing the controversy over school violence after the nomination, NC said, “I will help Kim Yu-seong’s sincere apology,” but in the midst of the controversy that erupted, NC eventually decided to withdraw the nomination.
This is the first withdrawal of the first nomination in the history of the KBO League. The club’s new player voluntarily withdrew and was treated as business negligence, so it was finished without a re-nomination procedure.
Kim Yu-seong, who entered Korea University as a result of being attacked, was suspended for one year at a sports fair committee meeting held by the Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA), which oversees amateur baseball.
Kim Yu-seong’s side immediately applied for a temporary injunction to suspend the effect of the disciplinary action.
However, the Seoul Central District Court, which was in charge of the case at the time, made a decision to dismiss Kim Yoo-sung’s application for provisional injunction, and the Korea Baseball Organization continued to suspend the game.
Afterwards, Kim Yoo-seong did not participate in all competitions during his freshman year of university, and only climbed the official mound in his sophomore year when his disciplinary action was lifted.
Time passed and in the second round of the 2023 rookie draft held last year, Doosan called for time, and after consideration, Kim Yu-seong was nominated.
After the nomination, all eyes turned to Kim Yu-seong. The atmosphere was also messy. Doosan general manager Kim Tae-ryong responded, “The player is reflecting a lot. We will help the victim and make an amicable apology.”
After becoming a pro, Kim Yoo-seong continued to play an active role. This season, he pitched in two games in the Futures League and posted an ERA of 3.72 with one win and no loss.
On the 14th, against the Goyang Heroes (Kiwoom Heroes 2nd Division), he pitched 5.2 innings, striking out 8 and allowing 3 runs, and is regarded as a new future for the Doosan mound.
After that, he was finally forgiven by the victim last week and an agreement was reached, and the path to joining the first team was opened.
Kim Yoo-sung asked for forgiveness, saying, “I admit my faults in all parts. I’m sorry to everyone, including the victim who was hurt by me.”
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop also said, “It is true that Kim Yoo-seong did something wrong. He has done enough reflection and sincerely apologized to the victim.”
Views are mixed over Kim Yoo-sung’s first-team debut. From the player’s point of view, he seems to have no problem because he repented of his mistakes while reaching an agreement with the victim.
On the other hand, public opinion is hot. Apart from repentance, school violence is one of the issues that should be eliminated in society.
No matter how much he is called the next-generation ace to represent Korea, there is public opinion that school violence, that is, ‘a player who caused controversy cannot represent the country’.
Starting with drinking, illegal gambling and school violence are considered elements that should be eliminated in the KBO league.
No matter how much Kim Yu-seong reached an agreement with the victim, he said that he should teach future baseball aspirants as an example that ‘school violence cannot go professional soon’.
However, it cannot be refuted that the third party has nothing more to say since the victims of school violence have forgiven them. Nevertheless, I agree with the opinion that elite baseball players who dream of becoming professional players should not have the idea of ’even if they were violent, as long as they reach an agreement’ over the Kim Yu-seong case.
Writer A, who recently appeared on a YouTube channel of a broadcasting company, said, “The issue of school violence will catch Kim Yoo-sung in the future” regarding the Kim Yoo-seong case, but “I hope that the NC who chose to withdraw the nomination will not be an idiot. It should be remembered as a brave choice by the NC club, which probably planted the perception that ‘if you use violence, you can’t go to the pros’ to baseball players,” he said.
It means that the essence of violence should not be damaged. In particular, school violence in Amayagu should be eliminated. 크크크벳
However, if there was an apology that the victim could accept and he forgave it, there is no reason to talk about their steps in the mouth of a third party.
Nevertheless, Kim Yoo-seong must accept the criticism of public opinion in the future. Because violence cannot be justified, it becomes an inseparable label in professional life.
It is Kim Yoo-seong who received a chance from the victim. What he has to show from now on is exemplary play.
He doesn’t reciprocate with baseball, but he has to show his reflection every moment to young baseball players. After that, becoming a player who can be forgiven by all baseball fans is Kim Yoo-sung’s homework and what he should be equipped with in the future.