One of the things that ordinary fans don’t know in the lives of professional baseball coaches is the stress of losing two consecutive games. The coaches say that if a team loses two consecutive games, the sky turns yellow, but only from the fans’ point of view, “Only two consecutive losses and the sky sings?” If you go through a season, you can eat 4 or 5 times in a row

But from the coach’s point of view, it’s “never come,” and the start of the fourth and fifth consecutive losses is two consecutive losses, so the coaches don’t like losing consecutive games, so they’re suffering from gastrointestinal diseases and insomnia because I can’t sleep well at night.

The KT-SSG exhibition held in Suwon on the 2nd. In the defense at the end of the 8th inning, when the first base referee decided that the bat was not spinning, SSG coach Kim Won-hyung rushed to the ground and vigorously appealed to the referee’s decision. Then he was ejected.

KBO said, “Director Kim protested harshly by using short language to the referee. Even after the order to leave, he continued to protest fiercely to the referee, and he acted inappropriately, such as expressing strong dissatisfaction in the dugout.” A warning was issued accordingly.”

Coach Kim made a rough appeal, even though he clearly knew that he would be sent off if he protested against the referee’s decision. If the coach fails to keep the dugout, the game management will be disrupted and the chances of winning will decrease.

Still, why did Director Kim act like he almost lost his temper? LG, the sole leader, won 5 consecutive victories the day before, and SSG, who was in 2nd place, had 3.5 games with the 1st place. As of the bottom of the 8th inning that day, they were trailing 0-1, and were on the verge of a second consecutive loss. Maybe this sense of crisis temporarily clouded director Kim’s judgment.

Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop was sent off for protesting the video review during the defense in the 5th inning against LG held in Jamsil on the 29th of last month. Doosan allowed a timely hit to LG Moon Seong-joo with the second base loaded, and at this time, Hong Chang-gi, the LG first base runner, rushed home.

The referee declared Doosan catcher Yang Eui-ji an out for tagging, but as a result of the video review, Yang Eui-ji blocked the plate with his right foot and overturned it as a safe.

Manager Lee Seung-yeop kicked out of the dugout and protested, but it was not accepted. Rather, he had to leave under the rules of automatic exit in case of protest regarding the results of the video review.

It was an unexpectedly harsh protest in the style of coach Lee, who usually respects referee decisions. As coach Lee revealed the day after the game, he knew that “the decision cannot be overturned.” How could he have sent himself off?

Here, too, the “lose-lose stress” is located. Doosan defeated Lotte 8-5 on the 25th of last month and firmly maintained its sole 3rd place with ‘excitement of 11 consecutive wins’. However, on the 26th and 28th, they fell into a 3-game losing streak and forgot the good atmosphere of 11 consecutive wins. In the game on the 29th, the score changed from 0-0 to 0-3 in an instant due to the referee’s overturning of the decision.

Considering that Doosan lost 6-7 at the end of the 10th overtime, and lost 4 games in a row, it is very regrettable that coach Lee Seung-yeop left.

Of course, expulsion is not the only problem between these two coaches. Larry Sutton (Lotte), Kim Jong-kook (KIA), Yeom Kyung-yeop (LG), and Kang In-kwon (NC), who are kicked out after fierce protests, fill the broadcast screen every day.

The case of professional boxing world champions and professional baseball coaches who “escape from tension” to soothe boredom while watching the recent consecutive losing stress of their coaches comes to mind for a moment.

He stopped covering professional baseball in 1991 and entered boxing, covering the 18th defense of WBA junior flyweight champion Yoo Myung-woo (27 years old at the time) in Osaka, Japan in October of that year, and he used the same accommodation as Yoo Myung-woo, and got a call from Yoo Myung-woo’s manager at around 10 p.m. the night before the game.

“Yoo Myung-woo is having a nervous time, so please spend time with him.” I once said, “Please come this way for a moment.” Seeing the champion, who was in extreme tension and tension even though his title opponent was one level down, he felt the freshness of the competitive world (the result of a 1-2 decision loss to Hiroki Ioka, who finished first in his class despite the disadvantages of the away game).

This time, it is the case of professional baseball coach A (the year and name of the game were not disclosed to protect coach A’s honor). The playoff system was first implemented in 1986 when playoff coverage was conducted in local cities in the late 1980s, and reporters stayed in the same accommodation as the team in charge at the time.

“I was getting ready to go out around 9 a.m. on the day of the game, and I got a call from the team leader,” he said. “The manager is looking for you, so come to the manager’s room quickly.” When I entered the room, there were two or three people from the club with Coach A, and the manager said, “The coach said it was a big problem until the team bus left at 10 o’clock, so I asked him to spend some time at the go-stop.”

I don’t know if it’s night, but I’m going to stop at 10 a.m. after a long time. It was a very precious experience.

Professional players (whether players or coaches) who play such a hard game live in extreme tension and anxiety that fans can’t even imagine. Protesting the referee even though it is clear that he is leaving is a “shameful but lawless act” of driving regardless of the red light. In this case, regulators who break the rules may be subject to temporary criticism, but I hope it will be an opportunity to understand their grievances.


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