“He has the talent to become the next best player after Park Chan-ho… ”
SSG star Shin-soo Choo poured out his thoughts about the climate related to the selection and management of the Korean baseball team. On the 21st 토토사이트 (Korean time), Choo Shin-soo appeared on the radio program ‘DKNET’ in Dallas, Texas, USA, and boldly expressed his opinion about the issue of Ahn Woo-jin (Kiwoom), the ‘hot potato of Korean baseball’, selected for the national team.
Ahn Woo-jin virtually lost his qualifications to be selected for the national team due to the school violence issue during Whimoon High School. In the case of the WBC, which does not have the right to select players from the Korea Baseball Softball Association, there is no problem with Ahn Woo-jin’s participation. However, the KBO did not include An Woo-jin in the final 30 entries, conscious of the bad public opinion related to the school violence issue.
Choo Shin-soo first pointed out that Korean baseball is too conservative in selecting young players with potential. “How long are Kim Kwang-hyun (SSG) and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA)? Articles were also published in Japan. There is another Kim Kwang-hyun. When I experienced Korean baseball, there are an amazing number of talented players among young players. That’s why players like that can’t do it.”
Continuing, Choo Shin-soo said, “If you participate in international competitions such as the WBC and the Asian Games from a young age, the emotions and minds of the players change enormously. Then these players go to the tournament and come back and have things to do in Korean baseball. For example, in the case of Moon Dong-ju (Hanwha), they say that his control is a bit lacking, but from my point of view, there are no pitchers who can throw that much.”
Naturally, I brought up the story of An Woo-jin. Choo Shin-soo said, “The same goes for Ahn Woo-jin. It is the job of Korean baseball to create opportunities for these players to shine in international competitions and go abroad. It is very regrettable.” He continued, “Obviously I did something wrong. It’s a pity to only hear it as a third person. He is a player with the talent to go abroad and become the next best player after Park Chan-ho.”
Furthermore, he regretted the fact that seniors and adults in the baseball world did not try to fix the wrong parts and stood by. Choo Shin-soo said, “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 repented of their mistakes, were punished, were suspended, and did everything, but they couldn’t go to international competitions.”
Finally, Choo Shin-soo said, “I really have a lot to say, but there is something I want to say to baseball seniors. I was born early and played baseball early, so I have to take off my feet about the unreasonable part, not a senior. no one steps out It’s too bad. Just because you played baseball first and was born first doesn’t make you a senior. When juniors go the wrong way or do wrong things, they have to voice the need to change and take action, but they just watch. It’s a pity.”