■ Broadcast: CBS Radio FM 98.1 (07:20~09:00)
■ Progress: Anchor Kim Hyun-jung
■ Conversation: Jeong Soon-gyun (Chief of Gangnam-gu), Park Dong-hee (CEO of Msple News)
For the first time in professional baseball history, the entire league has been suspended. The group corona infection of the NC Dinos players started. Park Seok-min, Park Min-woo, Lee Myung-gi, Kwon Hee-dong, and 4 NC players had a drinking party with two women at the dormitory who traveled to Seoul on the night of the 5th. However, as two women who were present were confirmed to be confirmed, the players were also tested. After testing, all four of them were infected except for Park Min-woo, who had already been vaccinated. I would have done an epidemiological study. An epidemiological investigation was conducted, and it is now revealed that these players made false statements about their movement, and the Gangnam-gu Office has filed a complaint against them. The KBO is also considering disciplinary action against them, but there is some confusion over various facts. There are just too many stories floating around online, so we’re going to connect with the Gangnam-gu Office, which investigated and reported them in order to do a fact check first. Meet Jung Soon-gyun, Mayor of Gangnam-gu. Mayor, hello.
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> Yes, hello. This is Jung Soon-gyun, the mayor of Gangnam-gu.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> Yes, I would like to confirm the facts revealed as a result of the final investigation. What time did the 4 NC Dinos players and 2 women meet on the night of the 5th?
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> What I want to say with one premise is that I am a woman and a man, so I will not tell you my gender. Let’s say you’re an outsider.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> Yes.
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> We are understanding that 4 Dinos players, including Lee Park Seok-min, and an outside acquaintance had a drinking party from 10 p.m. on the 5th to 4:21 a.m. the next day.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> From 10:00 p.m. to 4:21 a.m.
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> Yes, it is.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> In some articles, I met you on the night of the 6th, there were things like this, but that’s a misinformation. 5 days is right.
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> Yes. At 10 pm on the 5th, Park Seok-min first contacted Kwon Hee-dong, Lee Myung-ki, and Park Min-woo and suggested that they have a chimaek, and outside acquaintances joined at 11:11 a.m. later than that.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> That’s right. Time is pretty long. Then, on the 6th and 7th, the NC players will play against Doosan. We played a match against Doosan, so two Doosan players were also infected. And my acquaintances are confirmed on the 7th.
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> I have two acquaintances, one was confirmed on July 7th and the other was confirmed on July 8th.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> That’s right. I’m curious for a moment here, since the date on which the acquaintances were tested, that is, the date they received the test results was on the 7th, then, wouldn’t they have received the test two days ago? Then I was wondering if you went to a drinking party after taking the test, but what about it?
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> As far as we know, we haven’t been tested before we sit together. In most cases, tests are received the day before and confirmed the next day.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> Yes, but it usually takes two days for the results to come out, so I woke up, but in the case of these acquaintances, you are saying that this is not the case.
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> Yes, it is.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> I see. Anyway, that’s why the 4 players will also be subject to epidemiological investigation. The four players must have been tested first. Then, except for Park Min-woo, who had already been vaccinated, all three were confirmed positive, mayor?
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> Yes. Park Min-woo completed the second dose of AstraZeneca on May 24th.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> Is it AstraZeneca, not Pfizer?
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> Yes. What we found out was AstraZeneca. On May 24, the inoculation was over, so I came out negative even though I was seated at the same place this time. Park Seok-min and three players were tested on July 8, and Lee Myung-gi and Kwon Hee-dong were confirmed on the 9th, and Park Seok-min on the 10th.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> That’s right. Now, in some articles, it is said that Park Min-woo is Pfizer because he was vaccinated as a national representative, but the mayor knows that he confirmed it with AstraZeneca.
◆ Soonkyun Jeong> Yes, we are checking with AstraZeneca.
(* Gangnam-gu Office informed that Park Min-woo received the ‘Pfizer’ vaccine as a result of reconfirmation after the interview)
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> Anyway, the epidemiological investigation of the three confirmed cases has begun. You have to be honest. From here on, you have to be honest, but the fact that the Gangnam District Office had no choice but to file a accusation was that they made false statements.
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> False, yes. When a confirmed case occurs, our Gangnam-gu Office Epidemiological Investigation Team goes to the scene and conducts the first epidemiological investigation against the confirmed person. Now, based on the statement of the first epidemiological investigation, we conduct an in-depth investigation and do this, but these players and then external acquaintances omitted this meeting itself, which was a problem earlier, from the statement during the first epidemiological investigation stage. I missed it on the route.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> Wait a minute, mayor. So, when we talked about this meeting, did you not talk about the meeting itself in the first statement, not that it was abbreviated or not?
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> Yes. So, we also did not understand this situation because the statement was omitted from the first epidemiological investigation.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> No, then how did you tell those women how they got infected, then?
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> It was our second epidemiological investigation, and at first, these external acquaintances and all these players were confirmed, but we could not find a link. Because of the omission in the statement.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> Isn’t it because women were confirmed to be testing players?
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> This is not the case now. So the process is .
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> It’s different.
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> Because we know each other in a situation we don’t know, isn’t it? Since we are acquaintances, I get scared when someone I was sitting with has been confirmed.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> You must have called.
◆ Jeong Soon-kyun> You must have done the test.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> Get tested. would have done
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> Everyone must have contacted them. Our Gangnam-gu Office Public Health Center did not know about it. Then, on the 12th, a reporter from a media company reported to our public health center, and there was a meeting like this, do you know? After that, we went on to the second in-depth epidemiological investigation, and with the cooperation of the hotel, we checked all the occupants such as CCTV. After that, they questioned themselves again and there was a meeting like this, how did it happen, in other words, there was a meeting like this through detailed questions, and we learned in detail about this process as well.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> Then, women and acquaintances also hid this meeting during the epidemiological investigation stage, and these players also hid the meeting and hid everything.
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> So, for that very reason, yesterday, I filed a complaint with the Gangnam Police Station for violating the Infection Control Act.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> I see. This is not to blame for the infection itself. It can be blamed in the professional baseball world, but in the investigation stage after that, we have to talk transparently to prevent further spread of infection, but telling this lie is very problematic. So, it is saying that the accusation was taken, and that the accusation was taken for violating the Infectious Disease Prevention Act.
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> Wang Wang When we go out for an epidemiological investigation, if we want to hide something or have a disadvantageous situation, we sometimes leave something out or lie like this.
◇ Kim Hyeon-jeong> This is the way it is, but when that happens, it’s a big hit. That’s never going to happen.
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> Yes, it is.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> That’s right. Earlier, our mayor said that he would not talk about such things as whether he was a woman or not. In the baseball world right now, it seems that that part and that part are regarded as very important. The reason is the moral part. I will tell you that I am observing and investigating the moral aspects of these people quite differently depending on whether they are really acquaintances or if someone is invited for entertainment.
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> One thing I want to say is that at the level of our Gangnam-gu office or public health center, we need to manage the Corona 19 situation, then identify contacts, and then follow individual quarantine rules.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> That’s right. The city hall, of course.
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> What kind of morality are they? That is not a matter to be dealt with at all.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> Yes, let’s listen up to this point. Thank you, mayor.
◆ Jeong Soon-gyun> Thank you.
◇ Kim Hyeon-jeong> I first met the head of Gangnam-gu, Jeong Soon-gyun, who accused these players. I’ve been talking about Agugye’s reaction now, but this wave. The first half of professional baseball runs until August 9th. Until then, there are 30 matches. But it all stopped. And two Doosan players who played the day after they had a drinking party were infected, and 68% of the team went into self-quarantine. The same goes for NC Dinos. 64% of the team went into self-quarantine. This wave isn’t that great. So they pay attention. Let’s hear more details. Correspondent Park Dong-hee is connected. I am a reporter for Msple News. Reporter Park Dong-hee, are you with me?
◆ Park Dong-hee> Yes, hello.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> It is the first time that professional baseball has been completely suspended like this.
◆ Park Dong-hee> Yes, that’s right. In the 40 years since its inception in 1982 until this season, there has never been a single time when the league was completely suspended like this, although there has been a time when the game was delayed for a while due to weather or participation in international competitions or the league went into a period of rest.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> Yes, what is the reaction in the baseball world right now?
◆ Park Dong-hee> Of course, the reaction of the baseball world is complicated. In particular, the reason for the suspension of the league was not simply because of the confirmed players, but because everyone knew that the reason for the confirmation was an absurd situation, so I am frustrated and sad, and I am very angry now.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> I am very angry.
◆ Park Dong-hee> Yes.
◇ Kim Hyeon-jeong> In front of the quarantine authorities and the ward office, they said that we don’t care what kind of position this place is, morality, etc. We lie in the epidemiological investigation relationship, we see this part, but in fact, in the baseball world, we do not only see lies. You see everything from whether the position really deserves it as a player.
◆ Park Dong-hee> Yes, right now, those four NC Dinos players are all close to me, and I have seen them since high school days, so I feel very sorry for them. As a human being, I want to believe everyone. It’s a very difficult season for professional baseball right now. In particular, the audience ratings are dropping as the audience does not come in, and the current limit of 20% and 30% does not fill them all up. Professional baseball is not the most popular leisure life of the people as it used to be. In particular, there are fans who come to the baseball field despite the risk of infection. It was very sad news for those fans, but if the professional baseball players had not gone out of their minds, this situation would not have happened.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> You’re half out of your mind, then these players, now.
◆ Park Dong-hee> There must have been other players who went beyond that. Taking this as a lesson, it is necessary to look back on why you play on the ground and why you are applauded and cheered by people.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> It was just now. It’s just that this didn’t catch on. An inappropriate drinking party in the middle of an away game like this. Actually, it was the game the next day, but the 6th was these games. NC Dinos. But now that I heard about it, he drank until 4 in the morning on the 6th. can this be like this?
◆ Park Dong-hee> I can’t believe I eat late night snacks for more than 6 hours, but I still want to believe in the players. Usually, in the case of night games on weekdays in professional baseball, it is usually past midnight when players arrive at the dormitory. That’s why I sometimes eat late night snacks because I’m hungry at that time, but normal baseball players don’t eat late night snacks for 6 hours. If they say that these players lacked enough nutrition to eat a late night snack for 6 hours, the NC Dinos team, who led this malnutrition state, should really reflect.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> True. Chimaek for 6 hours. Now, seeing that Park Min-woo has issued a statement of remorse and apology, I ordered a chimaek, and there were 3 beers that came with the chimaek, and there were 4 beers I bought from a convenience store, and I drank a total of 7 bottles. As Park Min-woo said, I know it now because I have no choice but to know, but was it appropriate to drink for 6 hours? One and the other, I met an acquaintance while passing by, and they called me because it was the same dormitory. If they are doing this for entertainment, these kinds of things are just going around right now. How do you view this meeting itself?
◆ Park Dong-hee> Well, if Park Seok-min said that, I want to believe that. Of course, this will sound absurd to many people. In particular, in the case of NC Dinos, I know that the team has two rooms per person, but they considered it as one room per person. If you said that the club was very considerate to only use one room, I would like the players to live up to it, but 6 people had a chimaek party in one room, I don’t know if it was chimaek or what, but it’s been such a long time that it’s 4am, the mayor of Gangnam-gu. You mentioned this, but after drinking until 4 in the morning, the players usually gather at the baseball field for training the next day between 1 and 3 o’clock. As a professional baseball reporter, I do not understand that I was expecting such good results even without sleeping like this.
◇ Kim Hyeon-jeong> Among the 4 people who attended the drinking party, Park Min-woo was the national representative. I had to go to the Tokyo Olympics. As you all know, the goal of the Tokyo Olympics was to win 2 consecutive games, but Park Min-woo has resigned due to this incident. And because I was on the national team, I got the vaccine, so only Park Min-woo was negative. Do you think that even this Olympics is being hit because of Park Min-woo, and that the sports world is very sorry for that?
◆ Park Dong-hee> Yes, you said nice things. Park Min-woo will not leave the national team. I have to readjust my entry now while saying I will reflect on it. Kim Kyung-moon In the case of the Olympic national team, there is a problem with the overall operation of putting in new players again, or the composition of the squad. I said this yesterday as well. Park Min-woo should be remembered clearly, and my acquaintances and I will talk a little harshly. It’s not because other young people and other people gave me a vaccine that wasn’t right just because I was drinking with my acquaintances. I went to the Olympics and gave them a vaccine that didn’t fit so they could play healthy and not cause trouble to other athletes, but I don’t feel the weight of the vaccine, so I think this situation is happening now.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> It really makes me bitter after hearing those words, but the KBO seems to be adjusting the level of disciplinary action now. How do you see it? How much do you think it should be lowered?
◆ Park Dong-hee> In baseball, Jong-beom Lee refers to the son of the wind, and the modifier of the KBO is the Severe Warning KBO. It was a feast of the word “severe warning” that the KBO always shouted whenever something like this happened. Even in this case, the KBO knew everything about it. I believe that the NC and KBO colluded and somehow covered up and downsized the case until the media exposed it. The biggest example is probably cheering when the Seoul Metropolitan Government reported yesterday that these NC players did not violate the quarantine guidelines. because. I was told that we would decide whether to take disciplinary action against the players according to the results of the investigation by the quarantine authorities, but if the Seoul Metropolitan Government reported yesterday that there were no violations of the quarantine rules in the first place, I could give an indulgence to these players and this club.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> Did you come out like that in the first place? Did Seoul say that there was no violation of quarantine guidelines? And then it was revealed later.
◆ Park Dong-hee> However, Gangnam-gu mayor Jeong Soon-gyun made a false statement about these players, and NC Dinos suddenly issued an apology, strongly insisting that they ask the police to investigate. The NC Dinos, who kept their mouths shut, issued apologies from the players and the club, and revealed the players’ real names themselves. So I don’t expect the KBO to handle this case seriously in the future. I think the biggest body of this case is the KBO.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> You said it very strongly now. From the perspective of fans right now, there is even talk of permanent expulsion, isn’t it a bit exaggerated? What do you think?
◆ Park Dong-hee> I think it’s too much. It is the KBO leadership that really needs to be permanently expelled. What I need you to know is what kind of group the KBO is, in 2018, two cases of internal sexual violence and one case of sexual violence in the past 5 months in 2018, the best extraterritorial jurisdiction in Korea that did not receive any action despite a total of three cases of sexual violence. is. I don’t know if you remember, but I first exposed the corruption of professional baseball refereeing on .
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> Reporter Park, I will separate that story and prepare it again. Today, I have to listen up to this point and say hello for the next order. thank you.
◆ Park Dong-hee> Yes, thank you.
◇ Kim Hyun-jung> It was Msful News reporter Park Dong-hee.