Even when he first came to Korea, Choo Shin-soo (41, SSG) was welcomed and expected by fans. While he played in the KBO League for two years, his words of conviction also received a lot of support. But not as much as this time. What is the reason?
Choo Shin-soo revealed to the media honestly what he thought while experiencing Korean baseball.
A typical example is Jamsil Baseball Stadium. After the exhibition game in March 2021, he spoke out about his thoughts about the poor facilities of Jamsil Stadium. He pointed out deficiencies in various areas, from the visiting team’s indoor batting gauge to treatment facilities.
Choo Shin-soo’s words were powerful. After the season ended that year, Jamsil Stadium undertook an extensive remodeling. The narrow locker room has become larger, and there is a space for away team players to rest. A physical therapy room was also created.
Choo Shin-soo conveyed humility, saying, “It’s not what I said,” but his influence could not be ignored.
He is Choo Shin-soo, who spared no bitter criticism about his home stadium. In particular, the condition of the outfield ground at Incheon SSG Landers Field is not good. It is a situation where the defenders cannot play normal defense. The soil holds water and becomes muddy when it rains or when the sun goes down. There was a situation where the foot fell or the ball got stuck.
Because of this, Choo Shin-soo raised his voice, saying, “It is a home stadium, but it is at an embarrassing level.” His remarks were greatly supported by his colleagues. This is because SSG, as well as the outfielders of the 9 clubs, felt it in common. 온라인바카라
After the season, he received applause from fans for his generous contributions.
Choo Shin-soo, who did that, recently stood at the center of criticism.
Choo Shin-soo appeared on the Dallas Korean radio program ‘DKNET’ on the 21st and expressed his thoughts on the formation of the Korean baseball team for the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
In particular, the reaction to Ahn Woo-jin’s remarks about dropping out of the national team was great.
Choo Shin-soo expressed his opinion, saying, “It seems that it is not easy to forgive in Korea,” saying that An Woo-jin cannot play for the national team even though he has reflected on his past mistakes and received disciplinary action.
It seems that this remark is largely due to not understanding the emotions of the fans.
Ahn Woo-jin agreed with the victims and asked for forgiveness from the fans for his past mistakes, saying that he was sincerely reflecting, but the matter could not be concluded. Ultimately, he was not called up to the national team.
National coach Lee Kang-cheol and the WBC technical committee did not select Ahn Woo-jin after much consideration. Cho Bum-hyun, chairman of the KBO Technical Committee, explained, “We selected the final 30 players in consideration of the symbolic meaning, responsibility, and pride of the national team representing the country along with their skills.” He seems to have decided not to create controversy.
I couldn’t take these Korean sentiments into consideration. Maybe you didn’t understand. In the end, Choo Shin-soo’s remarks aroused anger from fans, and he is receiving a fierce backlash.