The aftershock of Choo Shin-soo’s remarks regarding the composition of the WBC national team is not easily subsiding.
Veteran players called to the national team are determined not to be swayed by outside influences and focus only on the competition.
This is reporter Hong Seok-jun.
The aftershock of SSG Choo Shin-soo’s remarks toward the baseball team in the WBC continues.
In an interview with the Korean media in the US last month, Choo Shin-soo emphasized the need for a generational change by 메이저사이트 mentioning the names of senior players such as national team captain Kim Hyun-soo.
<Choo Shin-soo / SSG> “Kim Hyun-soo is actually good… If I had seen things like that in the future rather than grades, it would be right that many players would not go, and there should have been more players who had to be recruited.”
Kim Hyun-soo, the captain who suddenly became an ‘old-time person’, said that it was “just a personal opinion” to Choo Shin-soo’s remarks, but delivered a bone-chilling statement.
<Kim Hyeon-soo / Captain of the WBC national team> “The national team is chosen, not because we leave, so a generational change should happen naturally.
Choo Shin-soo also mentioned the combination of Kim Gwang-hyeon, Yang Hyeon-jong, and ‘Kwang Hyeon-jong’, who were the most experienced pitchers at the time.
<Choo Shin-soo / SSG> “Until when Kim Gwang-hyeon, This is Hyunjong Yang. There are articles like that in Japan too. Kim Gwang-hyun is there again.”
Yang Hyeon-jong, who was in charge of the team’s pitching team, also responded resolutely, saying that it was not a big deal.
<Yang Hyeon-jong / WBC National Team Pitching Group Leader> “The important thing is the baseball we play. I don’t think not only me but the national team players won’t care too much about such articles and media…”
In the midst of this, former coach Kim In-sik, who made the WBC semifinal legend, gave a shout to Shin-soo Choo, saying, “How will Shin-soo Choo play as a player at that age?”
The overall average age of this national team is 29.4 years old, the average age of fielders is 31.7 years old, and the average age of pitchers is 27.1 years old.