“You’re a rookie, shut up, you idiot.”
Bae Ji-hwan’s (Pittsburgh Pirates) first ejection in his major league debut is getting a lot of attention in the United States. Bae Ji-hwan started at second base in the No. 7 spot in the lineup against the San Diego Padres at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 28 (KST) and went 0-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and two strikeouts.
Trailing 4-8 in the bottom of the sixth inning, with two outs and a walk, a 95.6-mph fastball from San Diego left-hander Adrian Morejon was clearly outside the strike zone per MLB.com’s Gameday, but was called a strike by umpire Jeremy Rihak. Bae then held up three fingers in protest.
It wasn’t just that one play that caused the outburst, it was the third time that day that he was called wrong. In fact, umpire Lee Hack had a rather wide strike zone in his earlier at-bats. Just look at MLB.com Gameday. Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton jumped out to stop Bae, but the ejection was not overturned.먹튀검증
The American media understood Bae’s anger, pointing out the umpire’s error. Pittsburgh fans were also very interested. One fan posted a rebuttal on Twitter, linking to the Twitter account of Pittsburgh local station broadcaster Greg Brown.
He wrote, “Honestly, I don’t know. Bae Ji-hwan was called out every at-bat today, and the response is that he should keep his mouth shut because he’s a rookie? That’s stupid. If you see it, you should call out the umpire for a bad call.” If your logic is that Bae Ji-hwan is a rookie and should keep his mouth shut, then you don’t understand.
There’s a theory that younger players in the major leagues may be at a subtle disadvantage when it comes to officiating. It’s not scientifically proven, but it’s something that’s been talked about, especially since it happened to rookie Bae Ji-hwan. In any case, Bae lost an at-bat.
For Bae, an appeal is an appeal and an ejection is an ejection. He has another game against San Diego on the 29th. In 73 games this season, Bae is 209-for-50 with a .239 batting average, two home runs, 19 doubles, 35 RBIs, 20 stolen bases and a .611 OPS. From his last at-bat against the Milwaukee Brewers on Aug. 18 to Aug. 28, he went 24 straight at-bats without a hit. He needs to focus on breaking this streak.