Did this happen in ML in 147? A series of disasters that forgot the basics
It is difficult to confirm whether this happened in the history of Korean professional baseball, but I have not heard of it officially.
The KIA Tigers dismissed general manager Jang Jeong-seok. The KIA club issued a press release on the 29th and said, “We have dismissed general manager Jang Jeong-seok, who has damaged dignity.” We made this decision because we judged that the wrong behavior of asking for money was unacceptable.”
He said, “I bow my head in apology 스포츠토토to all members and fans of the league. I feel a heavy sense of responsibility for this issue. I will work hard on compliance education so that this does not happen again.” It is an apology at the club level and a promise to prevent recurrence.
Last winter, free agent catcher Park Dong-won was asked for ‘back money’ in the process of negotiating with Jang Jeong-seok, general manager of the original team KIA. It may have been a joke given the atmosphere of the negotiations, but it seems that the player took the matter seriously and reported it to the KIA club and the Professional Baseball Players Association in that it was not a one-time event. The Athletes’ Association, who heard the transcript, said, “It’s not at the level of a joke.”
In the history of the KBO League, which was born in 1982, I have never heard of a KBO record or report that the president and general manager requested some kind of commission while negotiating contracts with players. It is an unprecedented event.
Even if you look into the 147-year-old major league, big and small things such as match fixing, collusion, domestic violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment, illegal gambling, and drunk driving are constantly happening. Hard to find.
The ‘Black Sox Scandal’, a match-fixing incident committed by Chicago White Sox players in 1919, and the gambling and match-fixing incident committed by Pete Rose, the most hit player, in 1988 while coaching the Cincinnati Reds, are recorded as major league’s representative ‘dark history’.
Steroid scandals have not stopped even after the anti-doping regulations were created in 2005, and personal offenses such as domestic violence and drunk driving occur every day. The most recent example is the case of Trevor Bauer, who was kicked out of the major leagues for sexual assault.
But I’ve never heard of a major league owner, president, general manager, or manager taking money in the process of signing a player. If this case of former director Jang is known to the American media, it might be treated as an ‘overseas topic’.
KBO bowed its head after being eliminated in the first round of the World Baseball Classic and promised to come up with a mid- to long-term plan to strengthen its strength. But recently, an absurd incident occurred in which Lotte Giants pitcher Seo Jun-won was prosecuted for violating the Child-Adolescent Sexual Protection Act.
It’s all about forgetting the basics. The WBC disaster was caused by a lack of basic skills in baseball, the Seo Jun-won incident was caused by the oblivion of basic ethical awareness, and the former general manager Jang incident was caused by a lack of basic professionalism. These are shameful things.