“At the level that ordinary people know” Comes in April and again in May… Bruised KBO League

The KBO League is bruised by a series of miscarriages. The goal of distrust toward referees is just as deep.

On the 20th, in the match between Jamsil LG Twins and Hanwha Eagles, there was a misjudgment that raised eyebrows. The situation was this. At the end of the ninth inning, the score was 1-1, with no one on first base. LG attempted a ‘fake bunt and slash’ strategy in which Jung Joo-hyun at bat tried to bunt and then switched to a strong ball.

However,메이저놀이터 Hanwha Battery, which saw through the operation, tried to pitch out and catch Shin Min-jae, the first base runner who was running to second base. Jung Joo-hyeon, who was in a hurry, threw a bat to somehow hit the ball, but the bat hit catcher Choi Jae-hoon and fell. The result of the agreement of the 4 judges (Kwon Young-chul, Jeon Il-soo, Kim Byeong-ju, and Yu Deok-hyung) was obstruction of the blow. The judges’ conclusion was that Choi Jae-hoon interfered with Jung Joo-hyun’s blow. Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho ran out to the ground and protested, but the result did not change. However, it soon became clear that it was a ‘failure’.

At around 9:10 pm when the game was in progress, the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) said, “As a result of additional confirmation by the KBO referee committee, it was a situation that should have been judged as defensive interference rather than hitting interference.” plan to do,” he said. One baseball player said, “It is unusual for the KBO to admit and announce a mistake during the game.”

In the game on the 20th, former first base referee (team leader, 28 years of experience) and second base referee Kim Byung-joo (31 years of experience) are veteran referees who have played more than 2200 and 2800 games respectively in the KBO League (excluding the second group). Referee Kwon Young-cheol is also a referee who has played more than 1,200 games in his 21-year career. But no one was able to calm down. This is why the result of the 4-sim agreement is even more shocking. There is no choice but to say that “the authority of the referee has fallen to the ground”.

Referee Lee Young-jae, who went to the 2nd division once last month due to a mistake. IS photo

This is already the second big mistake this season. After the resignation Lotte Giants-KT Wiz game on the 7th of last month, the KBO demoted referee Lee Young-jae (team leader, 28 years of experience), who was second base in the match, to the Futures League and fined 1 million won. Referee Jang Joon-yeong, first base referee Kim Ik-soo, third base referee Kim Jeong-guk, and third base referee Yoon Sang-won each received a fine of 1 million won and a warning.

In the beginning of the 4th inning, in a situation where KT Kim Sang-soo’s batted ball with 2 outs, 1st and 3rd base was hit by umpire Lee Young-jae and refracted, baseball rule 5.06(c) Paragraph 6 ‘a fair ball that did not touch an infielder (including pitcher) was fair. If a runner or an umpire is hit in the area, or a fair ball that does not pass an infielder (other than the pitcher) is hit by an umpire – misapplying the rule ‘Each runner who is required to clear a base by becoming a runner advances base’ Third base runner Cho Yong-ho acknowledged the score. According to the rule, the runner on third base must stay on the third base without moving, but the referee made an error in admitting the runner advanced, and KT scored.

The distrust of the players toward the referee is not small. Since last season, the strike zone has been expanded to a certain extent to correct the ‘ride-to-jerk’ stance and shorten the game time, but voices of “inconsistency in judgment” continue to come out among the players. This season is no different. In the game on the 20th, Park Hae-min of LG had an argument with referee Kwon Young-chul over the 12th strike decision.

As the miscarriage was repeated, it became like pouring fuel on the fire of ‘disbelief’. An official from a club said, “Players should also refrain from expressing dissatisfaction with the judgment on the ground. However, misjudgment in the operational part, not the strike judgment, is a problem that referees should also look into.”

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