The remarks made by Choo Shin-soo (SSG) on the Dallas Korean radio program ‘DKNET’ on the 21st have become a hot topic. Aside from the issue of Ahn Woo-jin (Kiwoom) not being selected for the WBC team, the story about his own national team is also controversial among fans.
The moderator pointed out that Choo Shin-soo had no relationship with the national team. He boldly brought out the word ‘eating and running’. In fact, Choo Shin-soo only participated in the 2009 WBC and 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games based on major international competitions in which the adult national team participated. After that, he no longer had a relationship with the Taegeuk mark. He was a major leaguer until 2019. It was not easy for him to participate in international competitions other than the WBC.
So, some baseball fans express regret over Choo’s absence from the 2013 WBC and 2017 WBC, where major leaguers can participate. It is pointed out that he did not serve the country after receiving military service benefits through the Asian Games.
Then, Choo Shin-soo introduced the story behind his absence from the WBC in 2017. “I want to ask you a question. Is there any reason I won’t go out? I’m not sick. You say you didn’t go out, but in 2016 you were injured four times. During the season, his calf was almost cut off and he was diagnosed with 8 weeks. He underwent back surgery, and was hit by a sand dune and broke his wrist. That’s how he told the general manager about competing in the WBC in 2017 after being injured four times. The captain said ‘absolutely not’. He said, ‘What is the annual salary we give you, but what if you get hurt?’ Even spring camp was a period of rehabilitation.”
An honest heart-to-heart talk followed. Choo Shin-soo said, “I know I didn’t make it to the Asian Games (for the national team). So he wanted to go out more. He came up to the boss. ‘I’m going to spring camp in Arizona, and I have to win this year. I don’t want to go because I got hurt last year.” So I went to the WBC and even said that if I get injured and can’t play for a month or two, I won’t get a salary.”
Choo Shin-soo signed a 7-year, 토토사이트 $130 million contract with the Texas Rangers in the 2013-2014 free agent market. He was in a position where he must revive in 2017 due to injuries and sluggishness in 2016. He said that he wanted to play for the WBC unconditionally, but he couldn’t go because of the club’s disapproval. It makes sense. Even Choo Shin-soo explained that the club dissuaded him from participating in the WBC, but if he went out on his own and actually got hurt, he would take care of the rest completely.
But what I’m curious about is the 2013 WBC. Choo Shin-soo did not say anything about the reason for not participating in the 2013 competition in this program. In fact, fans who are interested in baseball are well aware of Choo Shin-soo’s 2016 line injury, and there is an atmosphere of understanding about his absence from the 2017 tournament. The WBC tournament itself is hosted by the Major League Secretariat, and each club knows the climate of prioritizing the interests of the club over the WBC.
However, the 2013 competition was the first major international competition held since the 2010 Hangzhou Asian Games. Baseball fans cite Choo’s absence from the WBC in 2013 as the basis for the claim that Shin-soo Choo has become passive about participating in international competitions after receiving military service benefits in Hangzhou. There was not even an injury issue at the time.
At the time of the 2013 WBC, the KBO and coach Joong-il Ryu put Shin-soo Choo in the preliminary entry. Of course, he was thinking of putting him in the final entry as well. However, KBO said in a press release on December 27, 2012, “Cincinnati Shin-soo Choo, who was notified of his absence from the tournament due to personal circumstances for his team’s adaptation training, was excluded from the entry.”
For Choo Shin-soo, the 2013 season was a preliminary free agent season. Moreover, he was traded from the Cleveland Guardians to the Cincinnati Reds right after the 2012 season, so he had to show for his new team. In the end, Choo Shin-soo put personal circumstances ahead of the state at the time. This is the part that fans regret. However, Choo Shin-soo only explained in detail about his absence from the 2017 tournament.
Of course, Shin-soo Choo may not have mentioned it because the host of this broadcast did not mention the 2013 tournament. And even though he did not participate in the 2013 tournament, there may be circumstances that fans don’t know about. For example, I wanted to participate in the tournament, but Cincinnati could have been ripped off. Only Choo Shin-soo knows the truth.
If Choo Shin-soo knew about his WBC-related controversy, it would have been better for him to also talk about his reason for not participating in 2013. This is because it is true that the controversy surrounding the boycott of the 2013 tournament is greater than that of the 2017 tournament. It is true that this part is bitter because Choo Shin-soo is usually responsible and thoughtful.