When the situation got to the point where the team owner claimed that the victory was stolen and even raised a conspiracy theory, the KBO quickly imposed strong disciplinary action against the umpire in question.
On the 22nd, the KBO suspended referee Woo Hyo-dong for the remainder of the 2023 season.
Umpire Hyo-dong Woo served as first base umpire in the LG Twins-SSG Landers match held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 21st. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 8th inning, with LG leading 2-0, SSG Park Seong-han’s line drive ball lightly grazed LG first baseman Kim Min-seong’s mitt and then hit his abdomen, causing a problem by declaring the ball dead instead of fair/foul. caused. After talking with the referee and reaching an agreement with the other referees, it was ruled as a fair and in play was declared, and a video review was made at LG’s video review request. Since play did not occur due to the ball being dead, the referees applied the rules. Instead of acknowledging the score of Heredia, the third base runner who ran home from third base, and the advancement of Choi Jeong, the second base runner who ran to third base, Han Yu-seom, who stayed on first base, declared an out. The umpire’s reason was that even if umpire Hyo-dong Woo had declared a fair at the time, Han Yu-seom would have been out at second base. Despite SSG coach Kim Won-hyung’s 10-minute protest, it was not overturned, and the game resumed with SSG scoring 1 point and 2 outs and 1st and 3rd bases.
The game ultimately ended with a 2-1 LG victory.
The decision issue continued to be controversial after the game, and SSG owner Jeong Yong-jin criticized it through his social media. Team owner Jeong said, “I lost the victory. I have a lot to say, but I won’t say it. I hope this incident won’t lead to any more decisions like this.” He added, “There are a lot of rumors around me about the background. It’s credible. I hope it’s not true.” There was even a conspiracy theory that this decision was intended to boost a specific team.먹튀검증
When one unfortunate decision resulted in the owner directly talking about a conspiracy to support a specific team, the KBO quickly began to resolve the situation.
On the morning of the 22nd, the KBO said, “We suspended umpire Hyo-dong Woo for causing confusion due to his uneven management of the game in the LG-SSG game held at SSG Landers Field.” First base umpire Hyo-dong Woo said, “First base umpire Hyo-dong Woo attacked SSG in the bottom of the 8th inning and left the bases loaded with one out.” After Park Seong-han’s batted ball hit the umpire and deflected, he misapplied Official Baseball Rule 5.06 (c) Dead Ball (6). He should have called in play, but he declared the ball dead, causing confusion in the game. Disciplinary action Umpire Hyo-dong Woo, who received the , was given a strong disciplinary action, saying, “After the 22nd, he will not be able to participate in the remaining games of this season.”