How should we view the unprecedented situation where the team owner visited the KBO due to the referee’s decision?


 An unprecedented situation occurred where the team owner visited the KBO to protest, claiming that the referee’s decision was wrong.

I felt that the KBO league had also become very diverse. As the owner of a large company, the difference from the past is that instead of giving orders to subordinates, he goes so far as to visit the KBO himself because he cannot bear his anger. The media also provided news for fans, so this is not something to be viewed negatively.

Respect diversity. However, it is important to consider whether it is right for the team owner to take action because the player is unfairly affected by the referee’s decision. Team owners also have responsibility for the balanced development of the KBO League. The personality of the referee must also be respected. Players also make mistakes while playing. Judgment is not a perfect god either.

Those who sympathized with the KBO protest visit by SSG Landers owner Jeong Yong-jin this time said that the year’s crop was ruined due to the misjudgment of the referee. At first glance, it makes sense. However, in a long-term race of 144 games, if the team owner intervenes in every decision, this is not a professional rule.

Even in the United States, there are cases where teams are eliminated from the postseason or do not advance to the next stage of the playoffs due to referee errors. In terms of money, tens of billions of won are at stake.

The same goes for college sports. College sports in the Big 10 Conference receive $58.8 million (KRW 78.4 billion) in broadcasting rights and income. The scale of the sport is beyond imagination. There are no reports that the team lost due to a mistrial.

In American sports, team owners sometimes express dissatisfaction with decisions. This is the NFL and NBA playoffs, which have fewer games (17 games). In 2020, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, known as America’s team, was openly dissatisfied with the referee’s decision after the game against the Oakland Raiders. This is because Dallas was fouled particularly heavily.

Since NBA PO is a ‘money game,’ the coach expresses dissatisfaction with the referee’s decision. It is often applied to the home team’s advantage. However, if a manager publicly expresses dissatisfaction with a decision, he should be prepared to be fined by the commissioner.

In baseball, an umpire’s decision or misjudgment ends with the situation at the time. If you are ejected for protesting, you will be limited to that day’s game. If you swear while protesting to the referee, you will be subject to sanctions later, but that is the end of it. While watching the Major League for over 40 years, I have never seen an article criticizing a team owner’s decision.

In June 2008, New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner (the late) criticized the league when Taiwanese-born Wang Chen-ming injured his ankle while running the bases in an interleague game against Houston (then in the National League). He condemned the designated hitter system that the National League adheres to and took aim at the commissioner, saying, “Is this the 1880s?” Steinbrenner’s claim was accepted in 2022.

There is a reason why baseball, unlike other leagues, is relatively tolerant of umpires’ erroneous decisions. This is because games take place every day. Their perception is that the season does not depend on whether the game is won or lost that day. If you lose today, you can win tomorrow. Players, coaches, and front office all accept it that way. We blame someone and look for a scapegoat for saying that the season was ruined because of the wrong officials.

There are two misdeeds that will remain in MLB history. In 2010, Detroit Tigers Armando Galaga’s perfect game was canceled due to a safe error by first base umpire Jim Joyce on the last batter. This is called a ‘28-batter perfect game.’ Joyce, who was respected for his accurate decisions, acknowledged the error after the game, and Galarraga also accepted it.

In Game 6 of the 1985 World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals lost the championship to the Kansas City Royals due to an error by first base umpire Don Denkinger. St. Louis, which was ahead with 3 wins and 2 losses, lost the 6th game 2-1 and collapsed in the 7th game.

A misjudgment occurred in the judgment of a ground ball to first base for both Joyce and Denkinger. If there was a challenge system like today, it would of course be overturned. At the time, Denkinger judged his decision to be correct. However, when Commissioner Peter Huberos, who was watching the game, said, “I don’t think so,” he thought it was a misjudgment.토토사이트

Although the misdeeds of Joyce and Denkinger were known to the world, they were not sanctioned by the three or four commissioners. He only endured death threats and criticism from fans. The KBO imposes double sanctions when referee decisions are incorrect. Disciplinary action from fans and the KBO. This time, referee Woo Hyo-dong received a triple disciplinary action, including the club owner.

If a player’s play is important, the first step in the development of baseball is to protect the referee’s decisions and authority. Of course, the referee’s correct decision must be made first.

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