On the 14th (Korean time), Park Chan-ho, a baseball commentator for the “Korean Express,” met with the magazine at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona, the spring camp of the Kiwoom Heroes, and said this. Commissioner Park asked again, “Does he have to have An Woo-jin to change the generation?” and said, “(If not) then An Woo-jin is not. The era does not want him yet.”
Ahead of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held next month, the baseball team was embroiled in controversy. Last month, Choo Shin-soo (41, SSG Landers) appeared on a Korean radio broadcast in Dallas, USA, and mentioned right-handed pitcher An Woo-jin (Kiwoom), who was eliminated from the WBC final entry, and said, “I regret my mistakes and received punishment (suspended), but I can’t go to the international tournament. He said, “I am not a senior because I was born early and played baseball. Choo Shin-soo explained with the nuance that “the generational change in the national team is slow” for not selecting An Woo-jin for the national team. 슬롯사이트
Ahn Woo-jin is the best player in name and reality, recording 15 wins and 8 losses with an ERA of 2.11 last year, winning two KBO League pitching crowns (ERA and strikeouts) and even winning the Golden Glove. It fell one short of the single-season strikeout record of 225 set by Ariel Miranda (then Doosan Bears) in 2021. However, due to his history of bullying in high school, he was not selected for the WBC team. He received a ‘3-year suspension’ from the Korea Baseball Softball Association.
It was possible to participate in the WBC, where the Korea Sports Council was not involved. However, he did not make it to the final entry. Commissioner Park Chan-ho said, “If Choo Shin-soo is the manager, that statement is correct. To win the championship and defeat Japan, An Woo-jin is needed, and it would be better (if An An Woo-jin was selected). Choo Shin-soo’s opinion should also be respected. There is no need to say that it is bad. That is his idea.” He emphasized, “However, there is no need for Ahn Woo-jin now. Whether or not the past accident (incident) was unfair… It was decided by the league and the league gave (punishment) to that player.”
Commissioner Park Chan-ho, who recorded 124 wins (98 losses) in the US Major League (MLB), guided Kiwoom’s young pitchers one-point. An Woo-jin was one of them. Commissioner Park said, “I told (Ahn Woo-jin), ‘Don’t be unfair.’ He made an example for children (not to do that). Big players’ accidents (incidents) have more influence,” he said. Even if it happens, it will be great information for the children that this can happen. There is no need to feel sorry. Shin-soo Choo was just stating his opinion as Shin-soo Choo, not trying to attack anyone. I desperately want Korean baseball to win against Japan. I would have done it in,” he wrapped.
Cho Bum-hyun, head of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) Technical Committee, explained, “We decided on the final 30 players in consideration of the symbolic meaning of the national team representing the country, responsibility and pride, along with the player’s skills.” National team coach Lee Kang-chul also wants to compete with good players. The national team achieved results beyond expectations by finishing in the semifinals in the first competition in 2006 and the runner-up in the second competition in 2009. However, in the 3rd tournament in 2013 and the 4th tournament in 2017, both were eliminated in the first round. We need to improve our grades in this competition.
Commissioner Park Chan-ho said, “The coach made a very wise choice.” “The coach would want to win. It’s the same, but the belief (shown by Shin-soo Choo) is also important.”
Ahn Woo-jin, who was frustrated with the WBC, is focusing on training for his team. Ahn Woo-jin said, “I was lacking. I have nothing to regret. (As a citizen) I will cheer for the players who represent the country diligently.”