Hanwha Eagles rookie pitcher Kim Seo-hyeon (19) apologized for the SNS-related controversy and started pitching in the bullpen as soon as she returned to training.
Kim Seo-hyun apologized for 안전놀이터causing controversy due to the leak of her private SNS account prior to the spring camp held at Bell Bank Park, Mesa, Arizona, USA on the 11th (Korean time). Kim Seo-hyun, who was excluded from the 3-day training, conducted personal training at the accommodation for 4 days, including rest days.
“The fans gave us a lot of expectations, but I’m sorry that I only disappointed them after seeing them live up to their expectations,” said Kim Seo-hyun, who lowered her head and said, “I will really make sure this doesn’t happen again. He expressed his determination to show a different image, saying, “I have become basic before being a baseball player, and I will try to become a more mature person than I am now and come back.”
After his apology and team training with his teammates, Kim Seo-hyun asked the coaching staff to pitch the bullpen. It was a sudden bullpen pitching that surprised even General Manager Son Hyuk, who was present at the scene, but Kim Seo-Hyun adjusted her condition by throwing fastballs, ignoring the stronger-than-usual strong wind.
Hanwha said, “Kim Seo-hyun did not officially pitch in the bullpen. As he did not pitch for 4 days, he conducted a short pitching program to learn the feel of the mound and the ball. Kim Seo-hyun made the request, and there are concerns such as injuries due to sudden pitching, so it can be seen that he made 13 short pitches rather than formal pitching.”
At the time of the SNS controversy, Kim Seo-hyun appeared at the baseball field wearing a hat with various advices such as “There is no player greater than the team,” coach Carlos Subero said, “Let’s mature,” “Let’s reflect,” and “Let’s not lose confidence.” said, “I visited all the seniors and apologized. He said that his seniors should ‘reflect on this mistake and use it as an opportunity to become a better person’. He reflected a lot after hearing those words, and he had to think again about how he should behave as a professional player in the future.”
As soon as he returns to training, attention is paid to whether Kim Seo-hyun, who threw the ball and burned his will, can really show a different appearance.