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Korean baseball suffered a major failure at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).
They aimed at at least advancing to the semifinals, but were eliminated in the first round, greatly disappointing the fans.
Everyone was worried about the box office success of the 2023 season. I couldn’t help but worry that the baseball fever in Korea could cool down due to the disappointment that baseball gave.
However, the fans were more generous than expected. When the demonstration game was held, many spectators came to the baseball field and cheered them up.
Last weekend, despite inviting paying spectators, it hit the jackpot with well over 20,000 people in five stadiums across the country.
It was a special opportunity given to Korean professional baseball by fans.
Regardless of the sluggishness in international competitions, he filled the field and revived the spirit of the players. It can be said that it was the moment when new hope was born in Korean professional baseball.
In the midst of this, a major disaster occurred. The individual deviations of the players, who should be most careful, caused problems this time as well.
It was an incident that deeply hurt the fans who gave Korean professional baseball another chance.
The culprit was Seo Jun-won, a promising Lotte pitcher.
Even though he was a pitcher with a sidearm throw, he was able to throw a fast ball close to 150km. He raised a lot of expectations every year, but he always failed to meet them. It was a time when the club was very upset because his growth rate was too slow.
Expectations for this season were very high. He lost weight and was evaluated as mentally mature.
It is Seo Jun-won who has shown many signs of change in his appearance to the extent that he hastened to get married in order to mature mentally and concentrate on baseball. 먹튀검증
However, it was a change that was hidden behind a bigger lie. He committed a transgression that he should not have done and received a strong punishment of expulsion.
The Lotte Giants decided to release pitcher Seo Jun-won.
Lotte held a disciplinary committee on the 23rd as soon as it was confirmed that Seo Jun-won had been investigated by the police for criminal acts against minors and was now transferred to the prosecution.
Lotte decided to withdraw, which is the highest level of discipline, regardless of whether the prosecution is indicted or not. An official from Lotte said, “We acknowledge the player’s negligence in management and will strictly implement gender awareness education in the future to strictly prevent recurrence.”