Hanwha’s Ha Joo-seok (28) was suspended for 10 matches.
The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) said, “The reward and punishment committee was held on the 20th to deliberate on Ha Joo-suk. In accordance with paragraphs 1 and 7 of the league rules and regulations, the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) was suspended for 10 games, fined 3 million won, and youth baseball. We have decided to sanction 40 hours of volunteer work.”
Ha Joo-seok struck out a wasted swing at the end of the 8th inning after a 0-2 home match against Lotte Giants at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 16th, and then hit the bat hard on the floor. He expressed his dissatisfaction with the referee’s strike decision in the previous process. Even after being sent off, he threw his helmet into the dugout with abusive language. Head coach Wes Clements was hit in the head by Joo-Seok Ha’s helmet.
As the controversy erupted, Hanwha relegated Ha Joo-suk to the second team on the 17th.
The KBO said, “He disturbed the order of the stadium with dangerous actions in front of a large number of spectators.” “The KBO is taking special measures such as conducting thorough training for the players in 10 teams so that such cases of disappointing baseball fans due to radical actions in the stadium do not occur again. I urge you to pay attention,” he said.
Reporter Lee Hyung-seok