“I play baseball in Korea, but there are so many things I don’t understand. It seems that forgiveness is not easy in Korea. People repent of their mistakes, get punished, get suspended, and do everything, but they can’t go to international competitions.”
SSG’s signature star Choo Shin-soo’s ‘Ahn Woo-jin’s remarks’ turned the quiet professional baseball board upside down.
Choo Shin-soo, who returned to his hometown of Texas during the Stove League, appeared on the radio program ‘DKNET’ in Dallas, Texas, USA on the 21st (hereinafter Korean time), and expressed his thoughts about ‘Hot Potato’ An Woo-jin (Kiwoom)’s elimination from the WBC national team. revealed
Choo Shin-soo said, “(Ahn Woo-jin) obviously did the wrong thing and it’s very sad to hear it as a third person. In a way, he is a player who has the talent to do well after Park Chan-ho, and I am also playing baseball in Korea, but there are too many things that I do not understand,” he revealed his thoughts.
He continued, “It seems that it is not easy to forgive in Korea rather than to protect (Ahn Woo-jin).”
In a word, Ahn Woo-jin, who committed school violence, received all of his sins, so he should be ‘pardoned’, but why didn’t he do it? 메이저사이트
In other words, it is the same as pointing out that the KBO Technical Committee, which selected the WBC national team, did not select Ahn Woo-jin, who could succeed in the major leagues, with a ‘short view’ without seeing the ‘big picture’. The KBO also did not select Ahn Woo-jin because of ‘academic violence’.
The reason why fans did not applaud Choo Shin-soo’s remarks and reacted coldly was because he ignored the domestic situation.
Given the position of Shin-soo Choo, who is accustomed to American sentiment, it is natural. nonsense. I have resolved all legal issues, but I can say why I am not selected.
He himself was also charged with drunk driving in the United States, but there was no problem playing baseball in the United States because it was all resolved legally.
However, there is a ‘national sentiment’ that is more frightening than ‘law’ in Korea. Due to this ‘Public Sentiment Act’, there are several cases in which players have not been able to return to the field. It was also on the professional baseball board.
Yuseong Kim, who was nominated for Doosan this year, received the first nomination for NC Dinos while attending Gimhae High School in 2020, but was later withdrawn after 3 days after his history of school violence in middle school was revealed. It is still unknown whether he will be able to stand on the professional baseball mound this season.
Kang Jung-ho is among the players whose return to Korea was canceled after ‘repenting of his mistakes, being punished, and being suspended’.
Kang Jung-ho, who was punished three times for drunk driving, announced his return to Korea ahead of last year’s season. Kiwoom signed a contract with him. The KBO had no reason not to accept him according to its regulations. However, the KBO found a trick and prevented his return.
On March 29 of last year, KBO said, “After hearing opinions from all walks of life regarding Jung-ho Kang’s request for return to voluntary termination, and after careful consideration after legal review of related issues, KBO allowed Jung-ho Kang to return to voluntary termination, but there is no agreement between Kiwoom Heroes and Jeong-ho Kang.” We have decided not to approve the signed player contract in accordance with Article 44, Paragraph 4 of the KBO Rules.”
As such, Choo Shin-soo caused criticism from fans because he ignored the ‘National Sentiment Act’. It is an unfortunate reality that cannot be understood, but it is a clear domestic situation.