Baseball player Ahn Young-myung supported Choo Shin-soo’s ‘Ahn Woo-jin’s statement’. Deleted the article in the public criticism.
Ahn Young-myung (38), who retired last year after playing as a right-handed pitcher for the Hanwha Eagles and KT Wiz in the domestic professional baseball league, expressed public support for Choo Shin-soo’s (41, SSG Landers), Ahn Woo-jin (23, Kiwoom Heroes), and deleted the article due to criticism.
According to the baseball community on the 25th, Ahn Young-myung said on social media the previous day, “There is a huge impact on Choo Shin-soo’s recent honest remarks on the U.S. radio, but has anyone talked directly about the current situation of domestic baseball first?”
Furthermore, he pointed out, “Isn’t it better than the people who appear in front of me as seniors by using the criticism of juniors as their work?” and “Who is developing in Korean baseball?”
At the same time, he drew a line, saying, “I will not say whether the remarks were appropriate.”
Baseball player Ahn Young-myung said, “I also actively support clean baseball and regardless of whether it is right or wrong, it is worth hearing what anyone has said,” adding, “I think Choo Shin-soo, who spoke without any hesitation even though he expected the wavelength, is a real senior.”
Since then, it has been controversial, and Ahn Young-myung’s SNS account has been converted to private.
Earlier, Choo Shin-soo appeared on “DKNET,” a Korean radio station in Dallas, Texas, and expressed his position of making bold bitter remarks on various domestic baseball issues, including Ahn Woo-jin’s “school violence controversy.”
First of all, regarding Ahn Woo-jin’s failure to join the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team due to the “school violence controversy,” he said, “It’s very unfortunate to hear him as a third party,” adding, “He has the talent to go abroad and become the second best pitcher after Park Chan-ho.” “I’m playing baseball in Korea, but there are so many things I don’t understand,” he said.
Furthermore, “It is the job of Korean baseball to show its face at international competitions and create opportunities to go abroad.” It’s a shame, he said. “I think it’s not easy for Korea to forgive (Ahn Woo-jin) rather than protecting him.” “If a person made a mistake when he was young, he/she regretted his/her mistake, was punished, and was suspended from participating, but he/she cannot participate in international competitions,” he/she said.
In addition, Choo Shin-soo also said about Kim Kwang-hyun (34, SSG Landers) and Yang Hyun-jong (34, Kia Tigers), who are senior members of the WBC national team, “There are many new faces when international competitions are held in Japan alone.” I think I would have seen the future. There should have been more newly selected players than immediate results. Kim Kwang-hyun and Yang Hyun-jong until when? He also criticized, “There are many young and talented players, but why not such players?”
Baseball player Ahn Young-myung has been a right-hander for the Hanwha Eagles, Kia Tigers and KT Wiz since 2006, retired in June last year and is currently working as a psychological counseling trainer for KT Wiz.