Seohyun Kim (19), a ‘super rookie with a fast ball’, was punished by suspending team training after criticizing the team’s coaching staff on her social media account. It was known right after he threw a fastball of 151 km from the bullpen pitching and gathered topics. 메이저놀이터
Hanwha coach Carlos Subero excluded Kim Seo-hyun from the team training held at Bellbank Park in Mesa, Arizona, USA from the 7th (Korean time) to the 10th. This is because it was belatedly revealed that Kim Seo-hyun criticized the coach through a sub-account on SNS last January.
In the post, Kim Seo-hyun caused a big controversy by using slang to criticize the club’s coaching staff and fans. This content spread online on the 6th, and Hanwha confirmed that the post was written by Kim Seo-hyun through its own investigation and a meeting between director Subero and Kim Seo-hyun. And Kim Seo-hyun went back to the dorm after only her face was reflected on the training ground on the 7th, and was punished by not being able to participate in training until the 10th.
Coach Subero said, “I asked the player himself if it was true regarding Kim Seo-hyun’s SNS activity, which has recently been controversial, and the player admitted that it was his own writing.” “I want to say that there is no player greater than the team. In the hope that young Kim Seo-hyun would learn and realize something through this mistake, he communicated with the front desk and decided to take the disciplinary action,” he revealed the background of this disciplinary action.
He fell from heaven to hell in just one day. Even in the first bullpen pitching on the 6th, before the incident was revealed, Kim Seo-hyun threw a total of 21 pitches and recorded a maximum speed of 151 km, drawing much attention. It was still early February and the fact that he threw such a fast ball even though he was only throwing at 70-75% of his maximum power made many Hanwha fans crazy.
However, in just one day, all of these spotlights turned in a different direction. Social media activities can be seen as personal activities and spaces. However, most sports stars and celebrities are already using SNS as a kind of communication channel and official window. The fact that Kim Seo-hyun’s usual thoughts were revealed as the words secretly said in the sub-account were revealed is also an element that was negatively accepted by baseball fans.
Even for Kim Seo-hyun, who was chosen as a strong Rookie of the Year candidate for the first overall nomination in the 2023 Rookie Draft, it is not good for her name to go up and down for things other than baseball before making her professional debut. Even if he receives attention through baseball, it is time for him to fall short, and it is Kim Seo-hyun’s job to put the wrong start back on track.