Choo Shin-soo (SSG Landers) of “Chu-Choo Train” uttered a bitter voice about the problem with the Korean national team.
On the 21st (Korean time), he appeared on ‘DKNET’, a Korean radio station in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Choo Shin-soo “If you look at Japan, there are many new faces. If it were me, I would have seen the future. I think I looked at the future rather than the current grades. We should have picked a new player,” he raised his voice.
He continued, “Kim Hyun-soo is a good player who has both skills and grades. Still, a new player had to come out. And until when are Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong? Even in Japan, there is an article called ‘How long will you be Kim Kwang-hyun?’ There are so many things to learn when you go to an international competition. Athletes change dramatically due to the emotions and mindsets they feel in international competitions. There are things to do in Korean baseball after coming back. Moon Dong-ju says he lacks control, but there is no such pitcher right now. The same goes for Ahn Woo-jin. It is Korean baseball’s job to create opportunities to go abroad,” he said.
The problem was the comment about Ahn Woo-jin.
Ahn Woo-jin is a player who played a big role in the 2022 season. He is the ace who led his team Kiwoom Heroes to the Korean Series. He appeared in 30 games and went 15-8 with a 2.11 ERA and 224 strikeouts in 196 innings. He ranked first in ERA and strikeouts, and in particular, 224 strikeouts is the record for the most strikeouts in a single season by a domestic player. After his season, he also won his first Golden Glove. Based on his performance alone, he should of course be picked.
However, school violence caught the ankle. Ahn Woo-jin was found to have committed school violence while attending Whimoon High School, and was disciplined by the Korea Sports Council for this. In the case of the WBC, there is no problem with the selection because it is supervised by the KBO. However, the technical committee and the national team did not include Ahn Woo-jin in preparation for negative public opinion and the aftermath that will come to the national team.
Choo Shin-soo said, “He is the next most talented player after Park Chan-ho. There are many things I don’t understand. I’m not trying to cover this player. He obviously did something wrong. It’s really sad to hear and see it as a third person. It seems that forgiveness is not easy in Korea. He repented of his mistake, was punished, and was suspended from participating. I have a lot to say about not being able to participate in international competitions… .”
Choo Shin-soo then said, “There is something I want to say to baseball seniors. He is not a senior just because he was born early. If there is a junior who is looking at the unreasonable part, he must take off his feet. But no one is stepping out. Just because you played baseball early or because you were born first doesn’t make you a senior. Be a voice and be helpful. But everyone is watching,” he said.
Fans’ reaction is cold. Ahn Woo-jin is in a situation where he has not received complete forgiveness from the victim. In such a situation, Choo Shin-soo’s remarks do not convince the fans, but he is listening to bitter words. ‘It’s literally the national team. He can’t be a player against public sentiment, ‘Forgiveness is done by the victim. He wrote, ‘Don’t force forgiveness.
It is this part that Choo Shin-soo overlooked. It is the essence of this situation that the public sentiment is not fully understood. 헤라카지노도메인
It’s not wrong, but I can’t help but evaluate that Choo Shin-soo has gone too far in a situation where the fan spirit hasn’t turned around yet.
As fans point out, An Woo-jin has not yet been forgiven by all the victims at the time. There were still people who were hurt by An Woo-jin’s actions and did not change their minds. Whether this is true or not has not yet been fully resolved.
Considering their injuries, Shin-soo Choo’s remarks can be evaluated as careless. It is inevitable to point out that it was an excessively advanced comment to evaluate An Woo-jin in a situation where the matter has not yet been finalized.
Mistakes must be forgiven. One mistake accompanied by sincerity must be given a chance to try again.
However, An Woo-jin has yet to receive a complete apology and forgiveness. It can be said that Choo Shin-soo overlooked this part. Shin-soo Choo’s remarks of determination had a sense of weight, but it can be said that they did not arouse sympathy because they were based on an incomplete understanding of the situation.