|SSG Landers Choo Shin-soo is interviewing reporters after a demonstration game with the LG Twins on the 30th. © News1|
Choo Shin-soo, who played in the major leagues for 16 years and joined SSG Landers, expressed regret at the poor domestic environment.
Choo Shin-soo played the 2021 KBO League demonstration game against the LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium on the 29th and 30th. For Choo Shin-soo, it was his first match at Jamsil Stadium.
It’s the same place as a sacred place for domestic professional baseball, but there were a lot of regrets for Choo Shin-soo, who played an active part in the big stage. In particular, Choo Shin-soo was sorry for the lack of facilities for the away team players to prepare for the game.
Jamsil Stadium’s expedition team facilities are poor in Korea as well. The space in the locker room is so small that it is difficult to change clothes and there is no space for trainers.
When a question about the facility came up, Shin-soo Choo made an expression of difficulty. But soon Shin-soo Choo opened his mouth in hopes that Korean athletes could exercise in a better environment.
Shin-soo Choo said, “If you are the 1st professional baseball team, you are a major league player in the US. I dream of becoming the 1st team and try hard, but the players seem to be doing it in a poor environment.” If you do, you will be able to become a better player.”
Shin-soo Choo said, “It’s a locker room, but the away team doesn’t have an indoor batting cage. I didn’t understand at first.” “There is not enough space to receive treatment from the trainer,” he said.
“In this place, all you need to do is put on a uniform and play after a little (ball). The players pour everything into preparation for one game. I don’t know how many people can do it this way.” “There is a big difference between getting hurt and getting hurt because the conditions aren’t ready.”
Shin-soo Choo said, “This is a part that I have to overcome,” but said, “I personally hope that the Korean baseball environment will improve as soon as possible.”