‘Battle of words with the referee’ LG Park Hae-min “Sorry to the fans and colleagues… I wanted to win”
- on May 21, 2023
LG Twins Park Hae-min (33) apologized to fans and teammates for arguing with the referee during the game.
Park Hae-min was left out of the starting lineup for the match against the Hanwha Eagles at Jamsil Stadium on the 21st.
It was excluded for rest for Park Hae-min, who had been running non-stop until the match.
Park Hae-min, who was watching the game from the bench, appeared as a pinch hitter in the 6th inning when the team was leading 1-0, with 2 outs and 2 bases loaded, Kim Min-seong at bat. Park Hae-min attacked opponent starter Felix Pena’s 4th pitch changeup and hit a 2 RBI timely hit that fell in front of the left fielder.
Park Hae-min’s decisive blow gave LG a chance to win, defeating Hanwha 4-1 and winning 4 in a row.
Park Hae-min, who we met after the game, said, “I was told to prepare to go out at any time after the 5th inning, so I was moving. I am happy to be able to produce good results.”
Park Hae-min, who played all 144 matches last year, is a player with pride in participating consistently. Even if he takes a break to manage his physical strength, he doesn’t welcome it.
Park Hae-min, who laughed at the article that said coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop would give him a break from the beginning of this week, said, “I prepared my mind (for the exclusion),” and said, “Any player would want to continue playing. I avoid it because a good pitcher is coming out. I don’t even want to. I think that if I go to the game, I can help the pitchers in defense even if it’s not a hit, so I have a strong desire to go out and help the team somehow.”
Regarding the collision with the referee from Hanwha the previous day (20th), he explained, “I think I had a great desire to win.”
Park Hae-min came out as the lead batter in the bottom of the 12th inning when the score was 1-1. Hanwha Jung Woo-ram’s first pitch returned to a rather low course, and he watched it, but Kwon Young-chul, umpire, declared a strike.
Park Hae-min, who showed regret at the referee’s strike call, attacked the second pitch, but withdrew with a straight hit to the first baseman. Park Hae-min expressed his emotions by throwing his helmet.
However, while the game was still in progress, Kwon Young-chul, the umpire, suddenly headed to the dugout on the first base side and engaged in a war of words with Park Hae-min.
When umpire Kwon Yeong-cheol shouted, “I’m having a hard time too,” Park Hae-min’s response, “Who said you’re not having a hard time? Why are you looking at me? Did I look at you?”
The situation was settled when the LG players took Park Hae-min to the back of the dugout.
Park Hae-min said, “The game was sold out, but it looked like that in front of a full crowd. I’m sorry to the fans, and I’m sorry to my teammates. (After one game) Hong Chang-ki was in an atmosphere where he could hit and go to the end, but it was cut off because of me. It’s the same. I’m sorry to the fans and teammates in that regard,” he apologized.
Then he pondered, “I should have restrained myself. Looking back, I wonder if I needed to do that too. I had a strong desire to win.”토스카지노
However, he could not hide his regret about the strike zone at the time.
Park Hae-min said, “I’m not a good hitter either, so if a strike is declared, I think it’s a strike. I was convinced that the course was a ball.” Ruta and triple hit would have been a stepping stone for the team to win,’ he said.