Choi Ik-seong, CEO of Journeyman, actively supported Choo Shin-soo’s remarks in defense of An Woo-jin in a column he contributed to a media outlet. He said, “I have already consistently voiced opposition to the witch hunt for a specific person, but my power is weak and it is only a small echo. However, the top class Shin-soo Choo reveals his conviction and is under indiscriminate attack.”
Actually it is. The weight of a horse varies from person to person. The weight of a word thrown by ‘Superstar’ Choo Shin-soo is by no means light.
Choo Shin-soo, who returned to Korea two years ago, made a sharp criticism of the Korean baseball infrastructure. It caused a great sensation through media coverage. This was achieved through real infrastructure improvements. The away locker at Jamsil Stadium, which had been neglected for decades, has been transformed. It was amazing.
A representative example of the power of Choo Shin-soo’s words. When the power of words counts, they become influential. Sometimes it becomes the power to move others.
I talked about infrastructure improvement just like everyone else, but reality only responds to Choo Shin-soo’s words. Improvements happen like magic. It is a good influence.
But the opposite case is harsh.
When someone makes a mistake or makes a mistake, the intensity of the criticism and the aftermath are stronger. You may feel unfair, saying, “Why did you do this with only me?” However, the wave of ‘bad things’ grows as much as the waves of ‘good things’, such as infrastructure improvement
Choo Shin-soo was at the center of intense criticism from fans and media during the Lunar New Year holiday.
On the 21st (local time), 메이저놀이터 he appeared on a Korean radio station in Dallas, USA, and criticized the selection of the Korean baseball team.
He expressed regret that he did not select talented young players like Moon Dong-ju and An Woo-jin. In the process, he strongly criticized the ignorance of Ahn Woo-jin, who was not finally selected due to school violence issues.
He said, “As a third person, it’s very unfortunate to see only what you can hear and see. He is a player with the talent to become a good player after Park Chan-ho, but I also play baseball in Korea, but there are so many things I don’t understand. I don’t think it’s easy to forgive in Korea. If I had done it at the right time, I would have repented of my mistake, been punished, and even received a suspension, but I can’t go to international competitions. I have to show up and try to help, but I just watch.”
Shin-soo Choo must have thought that this time, too, it was an affectionate bitter remark for Korean baseball. So he must have made a statement with a stronger expression.
But the results are disastrously disconcerting. It’s the exact opposite of when I was referring to the indisputable past infrastructure. The aftershock raged fiercely.
Why. The reason is clear. This is because he made an overly self-righteous argument about a controversial issue.
Whether or not Ahn Woo-jin was selected for the national team was already a hot potato. Opinions differed widely. The KBO Technical Committee did not select Ahn Woo-jin after much thought. The fact that there are victims she has not yet reconciled with has influenced her. Except for Ahn Woo-jin, the KBO and national team coach Lee Kang-chul focused on building the best team. Seven young pitchers under the age of 25 also boarded, nearly half of them.