‘Gum Controversy→Walking Juru→Ceremony Jurusa’ Kang Baek-ho, is the Taegeuk mark a joke?￼
- on Mar 09, 2023
As expected, people do not change easily. I am talking about Kang Baek-ho (KT).
In the 2020 Tokyo Olympics bronze medal match against the Dominican Republic, Baekho Kang was caught chewing gum in the dugout in a daze in the top of the 8th inning with 2 out and 1 base behind 6-10. 메이저사이트
KBS commentator Park Chan-ho, who saw this, shouted, “I saw Baek-ho Kang for a moment, but I can’t. Even if we show it, you can’t show us what we can’t do. We have to keep fighting like crazy. We have to go to the end.”
The national team, which aimed to recreate the glory of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, returned empty-handed. Kang Baek-ho, who caused the chewing gum controversy, was criticized. Afterwards, Kang Baek-ho bowed his head about the chewing gum controversy.
He said, “It’s true that I showed what I shouldn’t have shown at the time. It was an action worthy of criticism. I should have acted a little more carefully, but I thought I was complacent.” He then apologized, saying, “I was disappointed and regretful in my own way, so there was a scene where I was bruised. Of course, it didn’t happen throughout the game. But I’m sorry without any excuses.”
Kang Baek-ho also promised, “I think I have to accept all the criticism from the fans and show a lot of sincere behavior in the future. In the future, I will try to become a player who is recognized by the fans as a person rather than reciprocating with baseball.”
For a while, he tried to get away from the scarlet letter of the chewing gum controversy, but he was at the center of the controversy again. Kang Baek-ho left a regret by taking a walk in the official evaluation game against the Orix Buffaloes on the 6th. Despite his opponent’s mistaken play, he did not sprint all the way to first base and went slowly (?), so he was out.
And in the first match against Australia on the 9th, after hitting a double, he produced an absurd situation in which he was out during a ceremony.
Kang Baek-ho took the place of Choi Jeong in the 7th inning without a runner, and hit a double that hit the middle left fence directly against Seupold from Hanwha. Kang Baek-ho didn’t know that his feet had fallen off the base, and he was busy with the ceremony.
Australian second baseman Glendining tagged Kang Baek-ho, who was intoxicated with the atmosphere. The second base umpire declared safe. However, the trial court was overturned due to a video review request from the Australian bench. Kang Baek-ho made an unfair expression on the world, but the situation did not change. Yang Eui-ji, who wielded a fire bat with 2 hits and 3 RBIs including a home run in the 5th inning behind Kang Baek-ho, was preparing, so his celebration julsa felt all the more regrettable.
Kang Baek-ho was recognized for his innate ability and skill enough to be called a ‘baseball genius’. However, following the chewing gum controversy and taking a walk, he again left a stain on the ceremony. Forgetting his responsibilities as a representative of his country and committing such actions is reprehensible. No matter how talented he is, if he has a bad attitude, he is not qualified to wear the Taegeuk mark. Picking players with this attitude will only negatively affect the team atmosphere.