The longer the silence, the more behind the scenes. Whether it’s an apology, an explanation, or a conviction that he has no regrets for his remarks, the follow-up is regrettable.
Choo Shin-soo of SSG Landers is still silent about the comments regarding the WBC national team and Ahn Woo-jin.
In mid-January, Choo Shin-soo appeared on a Korean radio broadcast in Dallas, USA, and made controversial remarks about the composition of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) team and Ahn Woo-jin.
Choo Shin-soo said, “In the case of Japan, there are many new faces when international competitions are held. If you look at us, there are many veteran players such as Kim Hyun-soo, Kim Gwang-hyun, and Yang Hyeon-jong. Of course, they are players who have enough skills to go to the competition. However, I think I would have looked at the future rather than the current results.”
“In my experience, there are many good young players. When you participate in international competitions such as the WBC from a young age, the feelings and mind itself change. For example, Moon Dong-ju is said to lack control, but he doesn’t have that much pitching ability. The same goes for Ahn Woo-jin. It is Korean baseball’s job to create opportunities for such players to compete in international competitions,” he said.
Regarding Ahn Woo-jin, who had a history of school violence, comments that were far from the general Korean sentiment and public opinion of fans continued. Choo Shin-soo said, “In a way, he is a player who can become the second best after Park Chan-ho. He plays baseball in Korea, but there are so many things that don’t make sense. He did something wrong when he was younger, but he is now remorseful and has been suspended. Even so, he can’t go to the national team. There are so many things to say.”
Furthermore, “It seems that forgiveness is not easy in Korea. There is something I want to say to many seniors. Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you’re a senior. If there is a junior who is being treated unreasonably like this, I think I should step up. But nobody steps out. If my juniors are exercising in the wrong place, I should try to change them, but I just watch them. It’s a pity,” he criticized seniors in the baseball world.
Colleagues, seniors, and fans all disagree with Choo Shin-soo’s remarks, but Choo Shin-soo is my way. Recently, about 10 reporters visited the SSG spring camp in Vero Beach, Florida, USA. However, Choo Shin-soo is silent and does not respond to the interview. 메이저놀이터
Mr. A, who is Shin-soo Choo’s “baseball senior” and is living as a leader, said, “I wonder if the seniors thought as much as Shin-soo Choo. He showed an unpleasant reaction, saying, “I wonder if he didn’t choose An Woo-jin without thinking.”
“Choo Shin-soo will retire and end his life in Korea completely. He has to change his image if he wants to become a leader or coach in Korea. If he wants to work for Korean baseball, he must follow the Korean sentiment. He has to talk once and then rob and go. He talked about it in a certain way, but it will end only if he says he is sorry or thinks wrong.”
Park Chan-ho recently visited the Kiwoom camp to encourage An Woo-jin, and then commented on Choo Shin-soo’s remarks, saying, “If Choo Shin-soo is the manager, it is true. However, Ahn Woo-jin is not yet. The times do not want An Woo-jin yet,” he said.