Choo Shin-soo revealed his honest position in the controversy over the national team’s ‘eating and running’.
After graduating from Busan High School, Choo Shin-soo went straight to the United States without going through the KBO League and took on his major league challenge. He only had two associations with the Korean adult national team: he competed in the WBC in 2009 and the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games the following year. The reason why Choo Shin-soo always had the label of controversy was the situation at the time he participated in the national team and the fact that he never participated in the national team after that.
Choo Shin-soo had been playing in the United States since he was 20, so he was in a situation where he could not solve the problem of military service. Then he first participated in the WBC in 2009, and was exempted from military service while playing as a member of the winning team at the Asian Games in Guangzhou. In other words, the most problematic military service in his big league career has been resolved. However, after that, Choo Shin-soo was never selected for the national team. The national team wanted to select Choo Shin-soo, who is very active in the major leagues, several times, but he could not participate due to various reasons. As a result, the controversy over ‘eating and running’ naturally followed Shin-soo Choo. Since he was exempted from military service, it was suspected that he would not respond to the ‘annoying’ national team selection.
Choo Shin-soo recently appeared on a Korean radio show in Dallas, Texas, and the host said, ‘Some fans call Choo Shin-soo a ‘national representative’. In fact, I know that many situations were not like that.”
In response, Choo Shin-soo said, “I want to ask people who think badly and misunderstand me. Is there a reason I don’t have to go out? I’m not sick, so why don’t I go out?” 먹튀검증
Choo Shin-soo said, “In 2016, I was injured four times during the season. I almost broke my calf, so I took a break for 8 weeks, had back surgery, and also broke my wrist because I was hit by a dead ball. And at the camp to welcome 2017, I told the club about the WBC. Looking back, he explained, “The general manager at the time said, ‘No way.’ .
He also said, “Americans never say, ‘Don’t do it’ or ‘Do it.’ I insisted on going, so even the president came down. I even said, ‘If I get injured at the WBC and can’t play for a certain period of time, I won’t get that much salary.’ I have another 4-5 years contract with Texas, so who will take care of this?” he explained why he could not go to the WBC in 2017.
He explained that he really wanted to continue playing for the national team after that. Choo Shin-soo said, “I was able to sign a good contract because I played in international competitions, and my baseball life gave me more opportunities to play in the majors. Because I know that better than anyone else, I tried to go out (international competitions) better than anyone .As things turn out like that, people who don’t know think ‘I just didn’t go out’. don’t know this story I didn’t talk about it because I was afraid there would be another misunderstanding. Now we talk,” he added.