While Choo Shin-soo (40, SSG Landers) was beaten by An Woo-jin (23, Kiwoom Heroes) of the ‘academic violence controversy’, Kim In-sik, former coach of the Korean baseball team, criticized his remarks.
On the 31st of last month, JTBC released a video of an interview with Kim In-sik (75), former coach of the Korean national baseball team, and conveyed former manager Kim’s bitter remarks toward Shin-soo Choo.
In the US Korean radio DKNET video posted on YouTube on the 21st, Choo Shin-soo regrets that young players such as Ahn Woo-jin and Moon Dong-ju (19, Hanwha Eagles) were not included in the list of players for the World Baseball Classic (WBC), and Kim Hyun-soo, Kim Gwang-hyun, Yang Hyeon-jong, etc. mentioned Choo Shin-soo said, “If you look at the future, it is right that many (older) players do not go.”
Regarding this, former coach Kim said, “Choo Shin-soo made a mistake. Then, how old is he himself? How is he still playing at SSG?”
Former coach Kim added, “A player representing Korea is not a representative for young players to gain experience for the next tournament. They select the best players to compete in the national competition, not to gain experience.”
The people who spoke about Choo Shin-soo also expressed their beliefs through interviews.
Kim Hyeon-soo, who was chosen as the national team captain, said, “The national team is not a place where players go because they want to. This is where the national team is chosen. Rather than artificially sending young players for a generational change, the best players should be selected and able to play an active role for the national team.” 안전놀이터
Yang Hyeon-jong, who was in charge of the WBC team pitching group, said, “I heard about it, but I don’t attach much importance to it. I am cautious about saying such things at an important time. “But the national team is an honor itself to me. I get excited every time I am selected for the national team. My mindset and sense of purpose change,” he said.
He said, “Among me, Gwanghyeon, and the pitchers, they are the oldest. It’s natural to do well and work hard, but we will set an example for young players by setting an example,” he said, reaffirming his determination.