Professional baseball player organizations and athletes’ associations are shaking.
It is because of the controversy surrounding Chairman Lee Dae-ho and Pangongbi.
There are three issues.
Chairman’s boarding fee was raised from 24 million won to 60 million won by’self-improvement’.
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The decision to raise the cost of sales and service was made before Lee Dae-ho was elected.
However, Daeho Lee, who was a member of the board of directors, also participated in the decision to post and gave an opinion.
That’s why some point out that it wasn’t a decision with the election in mind.
At the time, there was no idea of the chairman, and Lee Dae-ho refuted that it was inevitable because there were no applicants.
[이대호 / 프로야구 선수협회장 : 솔직히 제가 당선될 줄 알았으면 그런 말 꺼내지도 않았을 겁니다. 왜냐면 당선되는 제 입으로 판공비 올리자고 하면 언론이 있는데 저한테 손해가 되는 일입니다. 너무 회장단 안 하려고 하는 후배들이 조금이라도 나서게 하려면….]
There is also a reaction from netizens, saying, “What’s wrong with Lee Dae-ho?”
In fact, compared to Lee Dae-ho’s annual salary of 2.5 billion won this year, it is very small.
However, if a professional baseball player is a professional baseball player, regardless of whether the annual salary is high or small, all members pay 1% of their annual salary.
This is the reason why it is pointed out that sales and publicity expenses should have been paid with a’corporate card’ that can transparently see where it is used.
Lee Dae-ho’s position is that Pan-Gong expenses were actually the concept of the president’s salary, so they received them in cash through an account.
When I asked for my intention to disclose where I wrote it, I drew a line that I would disclose it if there was no problem through legal review in the future.
[이대호 / 프로야구 선수협회장 : 후배 만나서 밥을 산다든지 선수협 관련된 사람 만나서 산다든지 서울 왔다 갔다 하는 경비로 썼습니다. 20년 전에 생길 때부터 회장이라고 해도 법인 카드는 지급이 안 되고 계속 현금으로 지급된 것으로 알고 있습니다.]
“I didn’t want to be the chairman, even if I’m really good at it, it’s not a position that anyone likes.”
It was Lee Dae-ho’s honest answer at the press conference.
The position of the chairman of the athletes’ association, which has become a’Grail with poison’, is even more unfortunate because the athletes’ association was made really difficult.
Although it was founded in 2000, the discussion of the athletes’ association dates back to 1988.
It was led by Choi Dong-won, who was the first ever Korean Series pitcher to win 4, and was a Lotte ace.
It was because I thought that a labor union was needed to improve the treatment of juniors.
The club couldn’t have looked fine.
Eventually, at the end of the season, I was forced to trade from Lotte to Samsung, and two years later, I took off my uniform.
Of course, this isn’t all due to the squad.
There was also a noise about salary negotiations that year, and the decline in physical abilities brought about by past overwork cannot be ignored.
But what is clear was that Choi Dong-won received the most annual salary of 89.1 million won at the time, and wealth was guaranteed even if he didn’t want to create a union.
The minimum annual salary for professional baseball this year is 27 million won.
As of 2015, the average length of service for athletes is 8.3 years.
Some players have been playing for over 10 years with a billion-dollar salary, while others are released at the age of their early twenties and have to look for new jobs.
Athletes’ Association, created to protect the weak, many people are paying attention to whether this situation will lead to changes in the athletes’ association.
Park Gwang-Ryeol [[email protected]]
Graphics: Jiwon Park
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