News of pouring cold water properly on the eve of the festival was reported.
On the morning of the 29th, unbelievable news was delivered through a media outlet. Jang Jeong-seok, general manager of the KIA Tigers, is suspected of asking for back money. Jang Jeong-seok, general manager, is suspected of asking for back money during free agency negotiations with Park Dong-won in Stove League last year.
KIA held a disciplinary committee on the morning of the 29th and decided to dismiss. KIA said, “After receiving a report last week that the club had requested money and other valuables during negotiations with a certain player last year, we identified the facts먹튀검증. However, apart from the factual relationship, for any reason, we judged that it was unacceptable to ask for money and valuables in the process of negotiating with our players, so we referred general manager Jang Jeong-seok to the disciplinary committee and finally dismissed him.”
Jang Jeong-seok, general manager, expressed his position, saying, “There was no intention to ask for money,” but Jang Dong-cheol, secretary general of the Korea Professional Baseball Players Association, said, “KIA general manager Jang Jeong-seok brought up the story of behind-the-scenes money to the player twice. During the season, he directly called the player’s side at the away accommodation and brought up the story twice. I don’t know where or why the remark that it’s a joke comes from.”
As Secretary-General Jang Dong-chul said, it is rude for anyone to joke about asking for money. There are things to say, even as a joke, and there are things not to say. Moreover, general manager Jang Jeong-seok taught Park Dong-won directly when he was coaching Kiwoom Heroes, and he is also a senior in baseball. Baseball fans’ disappointment in his absurd behavior is bound to grow.
In 2023, the Korean baseball world was in a series of hardships. In the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), he suffered the disgrace of being eliminated in the first round three times in a row, and was recently released from the team after being accused of producing sexual exploitation of minors by former Lotte Giants pitcher Seo Jun-won. The KBO also suspended Seo Jun-won’s participation activities in accordance with Article 152, Section 5 of the KBO Rules.
Nonetheless, baseball fans came to cheer for the players at recent exhibition games held across the country. Contrary to everyone’s concerns, many baseball fans came to the baseball field and enthusiastically cheered the players on weekdays and weekends. As everyone is getting away from Corona 19, I was hoping that more baseball fans would come with an apologetic heart. As much as we have not had a proper start with Corona 19 in recent years, the players and baseball world were more motivated than ever.
Also, tomorrow (30th) is Media Day. It is a place with 410 baseball fans in 4 years since 2019. In the meantime, we couldn’t be together due to Corona 19, but the players and fans finally gather before the start of the season. Prior to the official event scheduled for 2:00 PM, events such as making cheering phrases will be held, and a fan signing event will also be held.
However, as the news of the event being splashed with cold water spread, everyone is saddened.