Seohyun Kim (19), the ‘Super Rookie’ of the Hanwha Eagles, who caused controversy over the social media swearing, shed tears and apologized to the players and fans.
An official from the Hanwha team said on the 11th (Korean time), “Kim Seo-hyun apologized to the fans through the reporters who visited the spring camp site today when he resumed training.”
Standing in front of the team ahead of the day’s training, Kim Seo-hyun shed tears and said, “There is no excuse for this incident. I am really very sorry,” he apologized.
He continued, “I couldn’t live up to the expectations of the fans and only brought disappointment. I am really sorry to the seniors and coaches who train hard. I heard a lot of good things from my seniors and coaches. I reflected more as I remembered those words during the time I was alone,” he emphasized.
Hanwha coach Carlos Subero said, “Anyone can make mistakes and make mistakes in life. “There is no one who does not make mistakes,” he said. “There is a difference between wanting to learn from the mistakes or ignoring them and remaining as such people.”
In addition, “This cannot be Kim Seo-hyun’s last mistake. Because we are human, we can make mistakes,” he said. “Now we have to watch and help them grow. Let’s work together to become a better person and help others around us.”
Kim Seo-hyun showed sincere repentance with tears in his eyes at his official statue.
There is one thing Kim Seohyun should never forget. When tears flow from the eyes of players, tears of blood flow from the hearts of the fans.
There may be a difference in degree
, but for true fans, baseball is everything in life. The team’s victory is my victory, and I spend a glorious time with the team.
However, if the team does not function properly, even the meaning of life becomes blurred for baseball fans.
In particular, when a member of the team has an accident, the pain multiplies. Fans have to live with the same feeling of being guilty as if their child did something big.
There are limits to making excuses. If you make a mistake that is difficult to heal, you feel like you are beaten together. The criticism from public opinion is like criticism pouring down on oneself, so it is inevitable to feel more painful.
Hanwha captain Jung Woo-ram told Kim Seo-hyun, “We can exist because we have fans” for a clear reason.
As Director Subero said, now may be the time to help Seohyun Kim. However, in that consideration, sincere reflection and future changes are absolutely necessary.
Jung Woo-ram’s words, “We exist because there are fans,” seem simple but have a very heavy resonance. It is also a word Kim Seohyun should never forget.