Oh Ji-hwan (33, LG Twins) shattered the bat in front of a full crowd. It’s a problematic behavior that goes away from the background.
Oh Ji-hwan started as the third hitter and shortstop in the second leg of a weekend three-game series against the KIA Tigers in the 2023 KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 29th. At the end of the 3rd inning, when LG was losing 0-4, he went to bat for the second time with 2 out and 1st base. After striking out against opposing pitcher Shawn Anderson, he slammed his bat into the ground and broke it. He couldn’t contain his excitement.
The reason why Oh Ji-hwan could not hold back his anger seems to be the ball judgment. In this match-up ball count 0-ball-1 strike, the four-seam fastball (fastball) thrown by Anderson (for left-handed batters) went into a slightly higher course. Referee Ham Ji-woong’s decision was a strike.
Oh Ji-hwan appealed briefly for this decision. The match immediately followed. Oh Ji-hwan struck out after hitting Anderson’s slider메이저사이트.
Oh Ji-hwan then hit the ground with the bat held in his right hand. He lost his balance and staggered, and this time he grabbed the bat with both hands and hit it again. He was willing to cut it to pieces.
It turned out just the way you wanted it. He even tossed the bat, which had broken and left only his handle. He even tried to throw his helmet while going into the dugout, but he refrained.
It can be seen that this level of resentment has accumulated dissatisfaction with the judgment. Oh Ji-hwan is a veteran. He is also the team captain. There must be a reason why he couldn’t stand it.
Oh Ji-hwan tilted his head in the previous at-bat in the first inning after Anderson’s outside slider was ruled a strike in the 2-ball-0 strike.
The way he expressed his emotions was too much. This behavior occurs when the team atmosphere is greatly subdued, or when complaints toward the referee or the opposing team accumulate, but it is difficult to buy empathy regardless of the background. The match took place over the weekend and 23,750 people filled the stadium.
Ham Ji-woong’s reaction is also questionable. Even if he did not directly appeal to him, he is in a situation where he can order Oh Ji-hwan to leave. But he didn’t even seem to take precautionary measures. He seemed to ignore the player’s actions. This is also a problem. Oh Ji-hwan went on defense in the fourth inning.