LG Twins foreign hitter Austin Dean (30) was kicked out by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO). He was dissatisfied with the strike judgment and was ejected because he could not hide his strong emotions during this process, and even received follow-up measures. 토토 The KBO Prize and Punishment Committee announced on the 15th that it had decided to punish LG Austin, who was ejected from the game on the 11th, with a penalty of 500,000 won.
Austin, who expressed dissatisfaction with the referee’s decision in the bottom of the 6th inning in a home game against Kiwoom Heroes held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul at the time, protested by throwing a bat and helmet even after being ejected, and was sanctioned by the KBO. On the 11th, Austin’s first ball and second ball were both declared strikes, and the third pitch was followed by the ball, and the fourth pitch was judged to be a looking strikeout with a 149km fastball to the body. Austin was furious. After taking off the mask that referee Song Soo-geun was wearing, he talked to Austin and in the process ordered him to leave.
Afterwards, Austin’s emotions intensified. He threw the bat he was holding and hit his helmet on the ground. The situation calmed down when head coach Oh Ji-hwan and Kim Jeong-jun, who were next to him, stopped Austin. Director Yeom Kyung-yeop also briefly talked with me and the referee, and Oh Ji-hwan also showed a mixed reaction to the ball judgment, but the KBO judged that Austin’s behavior in front of many fans was ‘inappropriate’.
In response, KBO imposed a penalty of 500,000 won on Austin in accordance with Article 1 of the Penalty Rules of the League Regulations. KBO plans to punish severely if inappropriate behavior recurs on the ground, as in this case. Austin is a foreign hitter who is leading LG’s lead this season. He is performing well with a batting average of 0.299, 15 home runs and 72 RBIs with an OPS of 0.849 in 95 games. He also has an excellent batting average of 0.315 in scoring position.