Choo Shin-soo (41. SSG)’s position statement has been delayed.
It may happen tomorrow, but as of the 13th (Korean time), there has been no hemisphere.
It’s already late. About 20 days have passed since a large bomb thrown by Choo Shin-soo bombed a Korean professional baseball game. However, there is still no response from Choo Shin-soo.
Choo Shin-soo (SSG Landers) appeared on ‘DKNET’, a Korean radio station in Dallas, Texas, USA on the 21st of last month (Korean time). Choo Shin-soo talked about his opinion on the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) roster.
Choo Shin-soo said, “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.
“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.
He also expressed an opinion that he couldn’t understand why Ahn Woo-jin was eliminated. Ahn Woo-jin played 30 games in the 2022 season and recorded 15 wins, 8 losses, an average ERA of 2.11, and 224 strikeouts in 196 innings. He is by far the best pitcher in Korea in terms of grades alone.
However, school violence caught the ankle. It was revealed that Ahn Woo-jin was a victim of school violence while attending Whimoon High School. He was also disciplined by the Korean Sports Association. In the case of the WBC, there is no problem with the selection because it is supervised by the KBO. However, the technical committee did not include An Woo-jin in the national team, worrying about the aftermath.
It was also a problem that Ahn Woo-jin’s school violence had not yet been completely resolved. I haven’t yet apologized and forgiven all the victims.
Shin Choo, however, 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… .” 먹튀검증
Awareness and lack of information about the An Woo-jin incident, and pride issues for the players representing Korea were on the cutting board.
Although the remarks related to Ahn Woo-jin were the most controversial, it was pointed out that the remarks lacked consideration for veterans such as Kim Hyun-soo, Kim Gwang-hyun, and Yang Hyeon-jong, who had worked hard for the country, arose like wildfire.
However, there is no way to hear Choo Shin-soo’s thoughts on this yet. Even tomorrow, there should be an opportunity to hear Shin-soo Choo’s thoughts.
The longer it is delayed, the bigger the misunderstanding and hurt will be. Some players have already been in trouble and others have been hurt by Shin-soo Choo’s remarks.
As the big brother of Korean professional baseball, it is time for more responsible explanations and remarks. Choo Shin-soo is not the only one who gets into trouble the more he procrastinates. He carries a deep burden in the hearts of the players who have mentioned or been implicated in him. This is why Choo Shin-soo’s responsible explanation must come out quickly.