Finally, he opened his mouth to criticize public opinion following his conviction.
Choo Shin-soo of SSG Landers returned home through Incheon International Airport on the 26th with the team that finished the first spring camp in Vero Beach, Florida, USA. The SSG team will take a day off on the 27th and leave for the 2nd camp in Okinawa, Japan on the 28th. The second camp focuses on practice games to enhance the sense of actual combat.
Choo Shin-soo, who joined the spring camp in early February after staying in the United States after finishing the last winter season, responded to an interview with reporters at the homecoming place. During the interview, in response to the question, “It could be a sensitive question, but would you like to elaborate on the remarks made in mid-January?” Choo Shin-soo said, “I think it’s a difference of opinion because everyone has different thoughts and experiences. Rather than say anything, I think I will have a chance to explain and talk about what I said later.”
Specific explanations and explanations have been postponed to the next opportunity. Choo Shin-soo said, “I am preparing for the WBC now, and I and all Koreans, and what baseball fans want is to get good results in the tournament. I think it will. When that time comes, I think I will be able to tell you.”
He added, “That time period could be after the season, it could be mid-season, or it could be after your baseball life is over.”
In mid-January, he appeared on a Korean radio station in Dallas, USA, and made various controversial remarks. He talked about sensitive topics such as the formation of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team and the defense of Ahn Woo-jin, the perpetrator of school violence, but received criticism from fans and baseball officials.
Choo Shin-soo said, “In the case of Japan, there are many new faces when international competitions are held. We have many veterans such as Kim Hyun-soo, Kim Gwang-hyun, and Yang Hyeon-jong. They are talented enough players, but if it were me, I would have looked at the future rather than the results right away. We should have hired a new player. Until when are Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong? 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.
Regarding An Woo-jin, whose controversy over school violence in high school was not resolved, “It seems that forgiveness is not easy in Korea. He repented of his mistake, was punished, and was suspended from participating. Even so, he can’t go out as a national representative.” “He is not a senior because he was born early and played baseball. Seniors have to step up for juniors who are treated unreasonably like An Woo-jin, but no one steps forward,” he said bitterly toward seniors in the baseball world.
Even without Ahn Woo-jin and Moon Dong-ju, the WBC team has young pitchers such as Kim Yun-sik and Lee Eui-ri, and it is evaluated that a generational change has taken place considerably. After Shin-soo Choo’s remarks, senior baseball players emphasized the weight of the Taegeuk mark, which requires the national team to produce results with their skills, not a stage for gaining experience. 토토사이트
The remark that ‘forgiveness is not easy in Korea’ also lacked consensus on school violence, which is the most sensitive topic in Korean society recently. Some pointed out that it was a secondary offense to the victim while he had not yet fully forgiven the victim.
Choo Shin-soo had an opportunity to interview reporters who visited the Vero Beach Spring Camp in early February, but when his remarks became a hot issue, he did not respond to the interview. On this day, he was interviewed at the place of his return, but he did not give a clear answer to his conviction.