SSG Landers veteran Choo Shin-soo and Hanwha Eagles rookie Kim Seo-hyun. These are the parties who caused a big ripple in the baseball world in the offseason and spring camp.
Choo Shin-soo and Kim Seo-hyun are facing reporters at the camp on the 11th. Shall we show our fans an apology and bowing our heads?
First, Choo Shin-soo, the oldest player in the KBO League, stayed in the United States during the Lunar New Year holiday 먹튀검증in mid-January and appeared on a Korean radio broadcast in the Dallas area and made controversial remarks.
He received strong criticism from fans for arguing that Woo-jin Ahn, as the perpetrator of ‘school violence’ in the past, should have been chosen as the national representative, for whom an agreement with the victim has not yet been finalized.
Choo Shin-soo said, “It seems that forgiveness is not easy in Korea. Seniors have to step up for juniors who are treated unreasonably like Ahn Woo-jin, but no one is stepping up,” he said, criticizing seniors in the baseball world. It was a remark that did not properly recognize the issue related to school violence and the situation of the victim of Ahn Woo-jin.
In addition, he made comments that hurt the hearts of veterans Kim Hyun-soo, Kim Gwang-hyun, and Yang Hyeon-jong, who have served as the national team, saying that they do not give young players a chance over the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team list. In addition to this, while playing in the KBO league for two years, he boldly revealed his feelings.
Although there was strong criticism, Choo Shin-soo did not appear in front of the media as he participated in the SSG spring camp in Vero Beach, Florida right after staying in the United States. He did not express any position through social media or the club.
Kim Seo-hyun, who was receiving attention as a top-notch rookie, recently became the subject of controversy during spring camp.
In January, Kim Seo-hyun posted a swear word against the Hanwha coaching staff and fans on her social media account. It was a private account, but as someone else leaked it, the contents of the gossip became public.
The Hanwha club confirmed her facts to Kim Seo-hyun, and issued her probation and fines. Hanwha said, “Kim Seo-hyun was excluded from group training for three days because she posted inappropriate posts on social media, such as disrespecting fans.” He was absent from training from the last 7 to 10 days. The 9th was a rest day for the entire team.
On the 7th, excluded from training, Kim Seo-hyun clicked ‘Like’ on the post on Hanwha’s official social media account. He pressed the ‘heart’ to support the news of the 2nd team’s departure from the camp, but he caused problems with SNS and was even criticized for continuing to look into SNS.
Kim Seo-hyun, who has been suspended from training, will return to team training at Belbank Park in Mesa, Arizona, USA on the 11th. On this day, he will have time to apologize to the players for causing controversy prior to training. He will also have a place to apologize to fans through reporters.
Choo Shin-soo, who has been silent since his controversial remarks in mid-January, has an opportunity to meet the reporters. Korean reporters visited the SSG spring camp in Vero Beach, Florida on the 10th, and covered the camp on the 11th. Attention is focusing on what kind of apology and explanation Choo Shin-soo will make to baseball fans through reporters