Choo Shin-soo (SSG), who started in the minor leagues and realized his dream of becoming a big leaguer, did not know the American culture he knew, Darvish Yu (San Diego), who had been in the major leagues for 12 years.
The Major League Secretariat has designated a spring camp call date for the participating teams of the WBC (World Baseball Classic) players. Considering participation in the competition, it was decided to join the team ahead of the usual camp call date. Almost all players follow this schedule, but Darvish was different. Skip the Arizona camp in San Diego and participate in the Miyazaki camp of the Japanese national team from the 17th. Since I am currently staying in the US, it is more convenient to build my body in Arizona, but I chose ‘reverse return’.
On the 5th (Korean time), Darvish participated in the San Diego club fanfest and met Japanese reporters. He joins ‘Miyazaki Camp from the first day. In response to the question, “I don’t think it would have been an easy decision,” he said, “It wasn’t a difficult decision for me. I think it was a difficult decision from the San Diego side who gave me permission.”
Also, “I said I would go to Miyazaki from the meeting with coach Hideki Kuriyama. In my case, the club was seeking opinions on when to join the national team. I have a choice, but delaying my joining means that Japanese major leaguers will continue to play for the WBC in the future.” There may be times when I participate. At that time, I hoped there would be no such thing as ‘I was late because it was a major league’.” It means that I will not receive preferential treatment because I am a major leaguer.
At this point, the anecdote of Choo Shin-soo comes to mind. On the 21st of last month, Choo Shin-soo appeared on a Korean radio broadcast in Dallas, Texas, and explained why he was unable to participate in the international competition after receiving military service benefits, unable to hide his frustration.
He said that his absence from the WBC in 2017 was due to the club’s concerns about frequent injuries in the previous season. It’s not. I felt it. I have to take care of the aftermath. People in Korea don’t know.”
In fact, Choo Shin-soo only played 48 games in the 2016 season. It was his least game since becoming a full-time major leaguer. It was at the level where the club could exercise the right to reject the WBC against the organizers citing injury concerns. However, Choo Shin-soo grew angry at this point by using expressions such as ‘American culture’ and ‘taking care of yourself’. 먹튀검증
Darvish had a healthy season without injury last year. It may be a different case from Choo Shin-soo, who was worried about injuries at the club. By the way, Darvish is 36 this year and threw 219⅔ innings last year, including the playoffs. It is his highest mark since his major league debut. There would have been no reason to be concerned in San Diego, but Darvish was given a choice, and Darvish chose the national team.