Shin-soo Choo (41, SSG Landers)’s remarks against the headwind are attracting attention from the Taiwanese media.
The Taiwanese press ‘Free Times’ reported on the 25th (Korean time), “Choo Shin-soo laments that the power of the Korean national team has become weaker than before, and controversy is brewing among Korean netizens by defending the controversial man.”
Choo Shin-soo recently appeared on DKNET, a Korean radio station in Dallas, Texas, USA, pointed out the slow generational change in Korean baseball, and stood at the center of controversy by defending Ahn Woo-jin (Kiwoom), who had a history of school violence in the past.
Choo Shin-soo said, “In the case of Japan, there are so many new faces when international competitions are held.” “If it were me, I would have seen the future. It is true that many players would not go if they had looked at the future rather than the current results. There should have been more players to be selected,” he blatantly criticized the KBO Technical Committee’s selection of players.
At the same time, “How long are Kim Gwang-hyun (SSG) and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA)? In Japan, there is an article saying that there is another Kim Gwang-hyun. From my experience (in the KBO league), there are an enormous number of talented players. “Why can’t such players do it?” “When I participate in international competitions at a young age, the emotions and mindset I feel change tremendously. These players have things to do in Korean baseball in the future.”
Regarding An Woo-jin’s failure to select the 2023 WBC national team, “Ahn Woo-jin clearly did the wrong thing, and it’s really unfortunate to see and hear as a third party. In a way, he is a player who can become the next best player after Park Chan-ho, but I also play baseball in Korea, but there are so many things I don’t understand,” he said. “Forgiveness doesn’t seem easy. When he was young, he did something wrong, but he was punished and suspended. But he can’t go to international competitions.” 먹튀검증
This became a hot topic in the Taiwanese media as well. The free time newspaper said, “Veteran Choo Shin-soo, who plays for SSG Korea, defended An Woo-jin, who was involved in a violent incident. In addition, criticizing the aging lineup of the WBC Korean team caused heated controversy among Korean netizens. Some Korean netizens expressed great dissatisfaction with this.”
The media described Choo Shin-soo as “a player who played an active role in the major leagues for 16 seasons, and recorded 1,671 hits and 218 homers in his career through Seattle, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Texas. Afterwards, he returned to Korea in 2021 and joined Korea SSG,” introducing him, and also detailed his DKNET radio broadcast remarks.
There was also a comment related to Ahn Woo-jin. Free Times reported, “Ahn Woo-jin, who plays for Heroes, recorded 15 wins, 8 losses, an average ERA of 2.11 and 224 strikeouts in 196 innings last season. However, when he was in high school, he was involved in a school violence case, so he cannot represent Korea.”