Choo Shin-soo is right. Kim Ha-sung felt the difference between KBO and MLB
Kim Ha-sung (27, San Diego Padres), who has been in his second year in the Major League, lives with a tablet PC in the dugout. Various video and data data are checked in real time through tablet PCs not only before the game but also during the game.
Kim Ha-sung said, “It’s good to be able to check my at-bat right away from the opponent’s pitching video with the tablet. I can tell which course the opposing pitcher’s ball came into, how I hit it, and what went wrong,” he said, expressing satisfaction with the fact that he can immediately check what he thought only by feeling with accurate figures.
Major League Baseball has allowed tablet PCs to enter the dugout since 2016. A new regulation has been established to allow players to analyze the contents of the game in real time through a dedicated application. After the 2019 season, the Houston Astros’ past sign stealing case was revealed, and in 2020, the tablet PC disappeared from the dugout, but it has been revived since last year.
Kim Ha-sung said, “I understand that it is not possible in Korea at all. Why not…He expressed his doubts. According to Article 26 of the KBO League Regulations, the use of information devices such as radios, mobile phones, laptops, and electronic devices by coaches, coaches, players, club employees and officials on the bench and ground after the start of the game. However, in Futures League games, laptops and tablet PCs are allowed only when detailed data on pitching and hitting are checked for the purpose of improving the players’ skills and training
KBO has banned electronic devices from entering and using Duckout since 2010. The regulation was made in 2009 after the controversy over stealing signatures in the Korean series of KIA and SK, advocating “clean baseball.” However, it has already been 10 years, and in the meantime, the times have changed greatly. Whether in the U.S. or Korea, the use of data through electronic devices is already the trend.
In the Major League, Duckout tablet PCs have become a necessity, and players can sit in the Duckout and check in real time comfortably, but in the KBO League, players still rely on pre-game paper data posted on the Duckout wall. There is a voice that the KBO League should also actively use electronic devices in a way that does not undermine fairness.
Kim Ha-sung, who continued to talk as if he was sorry for this reality, said, “I feel something while playing in the U.S. Korea also has improved its system and infrastructure, but there are still many things to be desired. Major League Baseball is well equipped with various environments so that players can only play baseball. There are a lot of things I didn’t know when I played in Korea,” he said honestly
Choo Shin-soo (SSG) is right, he said. As far as I know, there is only one SSG (Incheon) in Korea that has locker rooms for away players, batting cages, and weight training facilities. In Korea, there are many things to pay attention to when you go on an expedition, he said. “It’s even more touching to come to the U.S. after playing in Korea.” All you have to do here is play baseball…I’m sorry for that,” he said, hoping that infrastructure and system improvements for Korean baseball players will be made.
Choo Shin-soo, who has 16 years of experience in the Major League, made remarks after looking at the facilities and environment of KBO league baseball stadiums last year. Choo Shin-soo said, “Korean players are playing baseball in such poor conditions. There is no indoor betting cage for the away team, and there is not enough treatment space. I don’t understand why away team players have to do this,” he said 파워볼사이트
After Choo Shin-soo’s remarks, public opinion gathered on the need to improve the facility, and the change was made. Ahead of this season, SSG Incheon Landers Field has been transformed into a major league clubhouse and amenities for away team players at a cost of 4 billion won. Jamsil Stadium also doubled the space through renovation of the visiting locker room, remodeling the shower room and supervision room, creating a coach room, treatment room, and restaurant