Lee Yong-chan (NC Dinos) and Jung Cheol-won (Doosan Bears), who were involved in the drinking scandal during the World Baseball Classic (WBC), were eventually eliminated from the first team entry. Following Kim Gwang-hyun (SSG Landers) the previous day, all three parties involved were dropped from the first team.메이저놀이터
On the 2nd, NC and Doosan excluded Lee Yong-chan and Jeong Cheol-won, who were the parties to the WBC drinking scandal, from the first-team entries, and registered Koo Chang-mo and Baek Seung-woo, respectively. The commanders of the two clubs kept them in the first team even after the controversy intensified, but eventually excluded them from the entry after a day.
Lee Yong-chan admitted to having a private drinking party after leaving the dorm on March 10th after the WBC round 1 match against Japan. Lee Yong-chan said, “I had dinner with an acquaintance at a Korean restaurant in Tokyo the day before, went to a nearby pub, stayed for about 2 hours, and returned home immediately. Regardless of the reason, he is deeply remorseful for drinking during the convention.”
NC coach Kang In-kwon said, “I was worried about whether I would be able to throw the ball normally on the mound, so I talked to the player once.” No entry adjustments were made. He has an idea to watch,” he said. However, after one day, he was eventually excluded from the entry.
Jeong Cheol-won reading an apology regarding the WBC drinking scandal. Changwon = Reporter Bae Joong-hyun
Jeong Cheol-won also said in a press conference on the same day, “On March 10, during the WBC tournament, we had a drink after the match against Japan. In a situation where many people are disappointed with the poor performance of the national team, I did something embarrassing,” he said. “I sincerely apologize. It was a careless act with no excuse. I am really ashamed of myself,” he bowed his head. He added, “There was never a woman (at the drinking party). Only the server and the store owner were women.”
Coach Lee Seung-yeop also made a plan to decide whether to keep the entry after seeing the KBO investigation. Manager Lee said, “I’m sorry for disappointing baseball fans,” and “I haven’t talked to the players yet. It is known as the period investigated by the KBO. Depending on whether or not to investigate, I think we will have to judge (whether or not to maintain the 1st team entry). We have to work hard on the KBO investigation.” However, director Lee also excluded Jeong Cheol-won after one day.
After apologizing through a press conference the day before, Kim Gwang-hyun was the first to drop out of the first team entry. “Regardless of the reason, I sincerely apologize to all baseball-loving fans, media, and baseball officials for acting thoughtlessly during the national team tournament. I want to apologize. As a veteran of the team, my thoughts were very short. He apologized, saying, “I regret not being able to control myself.”
SSG Kim Gwang-hyun apologizes for the drinking scandal of the national team ahead of the Incheon Samsung match on the 1st. Photo = Provided by SSG Landers
Previously, Kim Hyun-soo (LG Twins), the head of the Korea Professional Baseball Players Association and the captain of the WBC team, also said in a statement, “The Players Association has no room for excuses for this controversy for failing to protect the honor and dignity of the national team because it did not behave properly during the tournament as a national team member. There is no, and I apologize to the people. I apologize to fellow professional baseball players who must have been disappointed.”