The person who made the remarks does not say anything, but only those who were summoned carelessly are expressing their opinions about him. KBO League veteran Choo Shin-soo (SSG)’s ‘remarks’ sparked several people in the baseball world.
Kiwoom An Woo-jin, who was at the center of the recent controversial Choo Shin-soo remarks, bowed his head before leaving for the United States on the 29th to participate in the new season spring camp. Ahn Woo-jin said, “I am sorry that I have caused you to be in an uncomfortable situation. I am sorry to many people,” he said.
Choo Shin-soo made a statement defending Ahn Woo-jin, who was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic (WBC) team, on a Korean radio broadcast in Dallas, Texas. An Woo-jin, who recorded 15 wins, 8 losses and an average ERA of 2.11 in 30 games last year, ranked first in ERA and strikeouts (224), had good grades, but was not selected for the national team due to a history of school violence in high school.
Choo Shin-soo said 토토사이트, “Ahn Woo-jin clearly did something wrong,” but “It is very unfortunate to hear and see as a third person. It seems that forgiveness is not easy in Korea. He made mistakes as a child, but now he has regrets and has been suspended. However, he cannot participate in international competitions as a national representative.”
As Choo Shin-soo’s remarks became known, Ahn Woo-jin, who had been sparing his words after the WBC entry announcement, was caught in a headwind against his will. Before getting on the plane, when it was time to talk about his hopeful goals for the next season, he apologized for his senior’s remarks instead.
Moon Dong-ju (Hanwha), who was summoned with Ahn Woo-jin, was the same. Moon Dong-ju was mentioned in the course of Choo Shin-soo’s insistence on changing the generation of the national team. After the remarks, opinions on whether Dong-ju Moon could have been selected for the national team came out, and his performance last season was spotlighted. Last year, rookie Moon Dong-ju appeared in 13 games, recording 1 win, 3 losses and an average ERA of 5.65.
Moon Dong-ju said, “I didn’t think I would be selected for the national team because I didn’t show much last season.”
Baseball team coach Lee Kang-cheol also had to be asked about this ahead of his departure to the United States on the 27th. Coach Lee said plainly, “I think (Choo Shin-soo) expressed his personal opinion for the development of Korean baseball.”
Although the wave of his remarks has grown, Shin-soo Choo has not given any follow-up opinions on this. His team, SSG, is not taking any action on this. In the meantime, only entertainment programs in which Choo Shin-soo appeared were aired.
After finishing the 2022 season, Choo Shin-soo, who returned to his home in Texas, will join SSG’s spring camp held in Vero Beach, Florida, USA from February.
Defending champion SSG, who won the ‘Wire to Wire’ unified championship last season, is trying to defend the throne this year as well. This time, I went to the US field training, which I had not been able to leave due to Corona 19, in 3 years. It is a situation where you need to prepare firmly at spring camp.
In the meantime, if Choo Shin-soo, who made controversial remarks, joins, SSG may receive attention for reasons outside of baseball. As a veteran of the team, he is interested in how he will take responsibility for the aftermath of his remarks.