SPOTV commentator Oh Jae-won apologized for the sniping interview with KBS guest commentator Park Chan-ho posted on social media the day before.
Oh Jae-won said on his SNS on the 12th, “I think it’s natural to think of those who were whipped for a day and must have been in a bad mood.”
He continued, 메이저사이트“I would like to express my condolences once again to those who must have been disappointed and offended by the word ‘national’. I also grew up seeing Park Chan-ho as my idol. His father and grandfather also cheered him on while waking up early in the morning. It is clear that not only the players in the KBO now, but also the parents of those players supported Park Chan-ho. Because he was a hero back then,” he explained.
Jaewon Oh YouTube broadcast screen capture
Commissioner Oh said, “Because I was a hero at the time. The words of such a big star or senior president will usually resonate hundreds or thousands of times more than the words of someone like me (Oh Jae-won), and there will be many people who sympathize with them.” It was an opinion piece. It was a situation where the camera was turned off, so it is regrettable that it could not be captured.”
It was said that Park Chan-ho’s comment on the players’ play or behavior through the broadcast was excessive. It means that it would have been better if it had been pointed out privately rather than broadcast.
But most baseball fans had other ideas. If he was a person with a career of Park Chan-ho’s level, he thought that he could speak bitterly to his juniors through broadcasting. Most fans thought that only then could Korean baseball go a little further.
Commissioner Oh concluded by saying, “I will once again engrave deep in my bones that I must be more careful before I speak.”
Previously, Commissioner Oh said of Commissioner Park Chan-ho in an interview published on the YouTube channel of ‘DEN’ on the 10th, “It seems that the whole nation does not know how grateful he was to wake up at dawn and support him. There are not one or two players who made a fool out of commenting with me once in a while. I don’t think I’ve ever been held accountable for that,” he said openly.
However, he failed to win fans’ hearts.
The majority of fans said, “It is difficult to find a baseball player who worked hard for fans as Park Chan-ho. As a person who represented Korean baseball, he only talked about what he could do. I think Commissioner Oh Jae-won showed an overly sensitive reaction.”
Like Commissioner Oh Jae-won, Commissioner Park Chan-ho can freely talk about what he personally felt through broadcasting. Even if the remarks do not fit the individual’s inclination, Korean baseball can develop only when the necessary parts can be accepted.
Commissioner Park Chan-ho has more experience in the major leagues than any other player. It cannot be said that the major leagues are all right, but there are definitely parts that we must acknowledge and accept the power of history that the major leagues have. In order for Korean baseball to develop, baseball players who can speak bitterly like Park Chan-ho are absolutely necessary.
Commissioner Oh may have been offended by criticism of some players, but it is also true that he needed to respect and think about the words of Commissioner Park Chan-ho in a big frame.
As Commissioner Oh Jae-won said in his own apology, this is why a more cautious response was needed.
Park Chan-ho should not forget that he is not necessarily right, but that he needed to take it seriously and think about it because it was the confession of someone who had an experience that no one else could.
-The following is the full text of Commissioner Oh Jae-won’s stance
Hello, this is Oh Jae-won.
He was whipped for a day, and considering the people who must have been in a bad mood, he thinks it is natural.
He once again expresses his condolences to those who must have been disappointed and offended by the word ‘people’.
The original intention of the word was that I also grew up seeing Park Chan-ho as an idol. His father and grandfather also cheered him on while waking up early in the morning. It is clear that not only the players in the KBO now, but also the parents of those players supported Park Chan-ho.
Because he was a hero at the time. The words of such a big star or great senior will usually resonate hundreds or thousands of times more than the words of someone like me (Oh Jae-won), and there will be many people who agree.
So, instead of public criticism, it was missing the opinion of what it would have been like if they had been called separately and given advice. It was a situation where the camera was turned off, so it is regrettable that it could not be captured. I heard that it was a simple interview, and that it was on YouTube was something that the agency at the time hadn’t even heard of. Fay, of course, wasn’t there either.
Even so, I will not avoid criticism and reprimand for this incident. And before I speak, I will engrave once again deep in my bones that I need to be more careful.