who failed to participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), conveyed his feelings.
On the 6th, the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced that Choi Ji-man’s participation in the 2023 WBC was unsuccessful. His team, Pittsburgh, expressed his disapproval, citing Choi Ji-man’s elbow surgery history, and the WBC Organizing Committee accepted it, and Choi Ji-man’s absence was confirmed.
Choi Ji-man was immersed in rehabilitation after elbow surgery in November of last year and burned his will for the WBC, but his dream was shattered this time too. This is the third time Choi Ji-man failed to cross the national team threshold after the 2019 Premier 12 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which were included in the preliminary list.
Choi Ji-man later released a statement through 안전놀이터 his agency. He said, “It is a great dream for all athletes to become a national representative,” and regretted, saying, “Because expectations were high, the disappointment and frustration due to the impossible decision was very great.” He continued, “I went through the normal rehabilitation process well, and recently, there was no problem enough to go live betting.”
Choi Ji-man said, “Although my dream of becoming a national team was once again canceled due to the influence of the surrounding environment against my will, if I am given another opportunity next time, I want to achieve my dream of becoming a national team member.” I’m sure I’ll get good results,” he said.