I’ll hurt the players at this rate.” Inelastic referee decision

The decision of the inflexible referee, which even upset Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop, was again on the chopping block.

In the game between Doosan and NC held at Changwon NC Park on the 4th, Lee Yoo-chan was declared safe for attempting to steal second base in the ninth inning with Doosan leading 1-0. In response, the NC dugout requested a video review, and the video review result was corrected to out.

Then, Lee Seung-yeop of the Doosan Bears stormed out of the dugout and protested fiercely. Lee claimed that NC’s shortstop Kim Ju-won blocked the second base, so he should block running. If he appeals to the result of the video review, he will automatically leave. Nevertheless, Lee raised his voice and expressed his dissatisfaction.

The KBO also took immediate action. The next day, the KBO issued a fine and a warning to the chief referee and the second base umpire by 500,000 won (495,530 U.S. dollars), claiming that the team lacked communication between the referees.여우알바

In fact, this scene is a problem that can occur repeatedly in the future. At the same time, there are voices of concern that the application of regulations is not flexible and that it could cause major injuries in the future.

First of all, it is a problem of judgment by professional baseball umpires when it is forgettable. In April, there was a big controversy over the ABS (automatic ball judgment system), which was introduced for the first time this season.

When the ABS and other ball decisions were made, they reached an agreement in the fourth trial and were caught on the broadcast microphone trying to cover up their mistakes. The referee, who betrayed fairness and trust, was ordered to terminate the contract at all, and the other two were sentenced to three months of regular rule.

The same is true this time. The second base umpire made a proper decision, pointing to obstruction of running on base before making a judgment on whether the referee was out or safe. However, due to lack of communication between the referees, the referee continued to read the video, which he did not have to do, resulting in erroneous refereeing. According to regulations, obstruction of running on base is not included in the video reading list.

The collision between runners and fielders on the base is a serious issue that can cause serious injuries to both sides. The KBO League also gradually disappeared from the practice of fielders blocking the base after several controversies arose in this regard. However, the problem is that the application of the rules is limited to home plates where collisions with catchers occur.

In contrast, the U.S. Major League Baseball has decided to strictly restrict fielders from blocking the bases in the second and third bases from this season. This is to prevent injuries to runners’ wrists and ankles. On the other hand, the KBO League has yet to move in this regard.

Players are hurt and baseball fans are burning up due to continuous misjudgment, lack of communication by referees, and unchanging revisions.

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