Among baseball fans, discussions over the ranking of Korean hitters in the past have made ‘Chu Gang Dae-yeop’ a buzzword. It means Choo Shin-soo > Kang Jeong-ho > Lee Dae-ho > Lee Seung-yeop in order.
It is difficult to directly compare the four players in the major leagues, Nippon Professional Baseball, and KBO leagues on different stages and at different times. Baseball fans put weight on their performance in the major league, the highest league, and compare the results of the Japanese professional baseball and the KBO league relative to each other.
As a result, Lee Seung-yeop, the only one who did not play in the major leagues, is in the last place. ‘Chugangdaeyeop’ is not a question with a correct answer, but a question with different evaluation standards. All four players are excellent hitters.
Recently, Chugangdaeyeop has been newly interpreted. It’s not about ranking as a hitter, but whether or not it’s a social controversy. Choo Shin-soo has recently emerged as a hot topic in the baseball world. Not in a good sense, but in a bad sense.
On the 21st (Korean time), Choo Shin-soo appeared on ‘DKNET’, a Korean radio broadcast in Dallas, Texas, USA, and expressed his thoughts on the composition of the Korean baseball team without hesitation.
Regarding the non-selection of An Woo-jin (Kiwoom) for the national team, he said, “Ahn Woo-jin clearly did the wrong thing and it’s really unfortunate to see only what is seen and heard as a third person. There are so many things that happen.” He
added, “Forgiveness doesn’t seem easy. He made mistakes as a child, but he was punished and suspended from participation. But he can’t go to international competitions,” he added.
He did not hesitate to criticize his baseball seniors. Choo Shin-soo said, “There is something I want to say to many seniors. Just because they are old doesn’t make them seniors. If there are juniors who are being treated unreasonably like this, I think they should step out. But no one steps forward. I have to do it, but I just watch it. It’s a shame,” he said.
Although the purpose of his remarks is understandable, he lacked the ability to empathize with what school violence means in Korean society. It means that it is far from the national sentiment. Choo Shin-soo has done a lot of donation activities, but he is not always proud. In the past, he was arrested by the police while driving drunk in the United States, and he had many cases in which he could refute his past self.
The same goes for Jungho Kang. He played a prominent role in the major leagues, but was on the road to downfall due to habitual drunk driving. In the winter of 2016, when he was a Major League Pittsburgh Pirates, he had a drunk driving accident somewhere in Gangnam, Seoul, and even had a hit and run and a driver change. 바카라
Due to this accident, he was even caught driving under the influence in 2009 and 2011. After being notified of his release from the United States, he pushed for a return to Korea, but public opinion against him forced him to take off his uniform.
Lee Dae-ho and Lee Seung-yeop dominated the domestic stage with their best careers and contributed to raising Korea’s status by performing impressively in various international competitions.
More than anything else, they have taken one step at the call of the nation. There was a firm perception that being able to wear the Taegeuk mark is the greatest honor. Also, during his active career, he did not create a big noise that would cause social controversy.
Chugangdaeyeop, which is newly interpreted due to the controversy over Choo Shin-soo’s remarks. Only bitterness remains.