Both Kiwoom and Lotte teams are incensed by the unreasonable ball decision. A second ejection has already been made regarding the strike ball decision.
The match between Kiwoom and Lotte took place on the 23rd at Sajik Stadium in Busan. In the beginning of the 5th inning, when Lotte was leading 4-3, Shim Jae-min sent Ronnie Dawson out on a straight walk in the 1st and 2nd bases, and the first player was ejected. Coach Sutton went to the mound for a pitcher change and then appealed to referee Kim Seon-seon about the strike decision. However, the level of appeal did not calm down, and manager Sutton continued to protest even after the referee’s first warning. In the end, coach Sutton was sent off by referee Kim Seon-seon.
Kiwoom was excited about the referee’s decision at the beginning of the 6th inning with 4-4 and 1 company, 1st and 2nd base. The match resumed after being suspended for 86 minutes due to heavy rain. Lee Yong-kyu checked Koo Seung-min’s forkball on the 4th pitch with 2 balls and 1 strike. Lee Yong-gyu judged that it had stopped, and it seemed so in reality. However, referee Kim Seon-seon judged Lee Yong-kyu’s check swing to be a miss. It was an ambiguous swing, but referee Kim Seon-seon arbitrarily judged it. Lee Yong-gyu looked at the referee in surprise, and eventually showed a heated reaction. Head coach Hong Won-ki and head coach Kim Chang-hyeon all came out and stopped Lee Yong-gyu. The situation seemed to be settled.
However, Lee Yong-kyu appealed to referee Kim Seon-seon once again as he went into the dugout after being kicked out with a floating ball by center fielder. He gestured to ask if he should ask the third base umpire, and referee Kim Seon-seon eventually ordered Lee Yong-gyu to leave. After being sent off, Lee Yong-gyu got excited again and ran to the referee. I managed to dry it up, but the situation did not calm down. 안전놀이터
In the end, a rare scene was created in which two players were sent off in relation to the strike decision in one game. One ball decision by referee Kim Seon-seon, who joined the team in 2013 and has been in his 11th year of refereeing, is making the game cloudy.