After raising suspicions of provocative beanballs, he engaged in a war of words with his juniors on SNS. In addition, the next day, there was a controversy over biased commentary that seemed to have a grudge. Baseball fans are angry at the triple controversy of SPOTV commentator Oh Jae-won. Commentator Oh Jae-won has once again been at the center of baseball’s narrative due to his controversial move day after day. Those who look at him, who are creating only provocative issues, not positive moves, also seem to be full of fatigue. The case begins on the 24th. The 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League match between SSG Landers and Samsung Lions was held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 24th. In the seventh inning, Choi Jung was hit by Yang Chang-seop’s ball with one out and runners on first and third bases with SSG leading 13-7.
As the balls formed toward the high course or body, Choi Jung looked at Yang Chang-seop once when a dizzying scene came out, and Yang Chang-seop took off his hat and apologized to Choi Jung. Then, Oh Jae-won, who was broadcasting the game, said, “This is a direct hit. I’m glad I brushed against my clothes, he said. “I really hate this situation. There is no need to apologize,” he said, raising suspicions of intentional beanball. Oh Jae-won then continued his commentary with a nuance that the Samsung bench ordered an empty ball. He also added that he forced Yang Chang-seop, a relatively young pitcher in his mid-20s, to make an unwanted situation on the bench. Immediately after the commentary, the public opinion of the fans was infested. Some responded that they felt “cool inside.” However, most of the public opinion was mainly pointed out that Oh Jae-won’s personal opinion was mentioned on the broadcast as if it were true. Some responded that Oh Jae-won defamed Yang Chang-seop.
After the actual game, Yang Chang-seop also said on his personal SNS, “Fish is always caught in the mouth.” He expressed his displeasure by posting Talmud’s words, “Human beings also get caught with their mouths.” In other words, he explained that Oh Jae-won’s remarks were a kind of “fishing.” However, in response to the party’s indirect position, Oh Jae-won, a member of the committee, quoted Talmud’s article as saying, “The foolish person talks what he heard, and the wise person talks what he saw.”
Of course, it can be pointed out that Yang Chang-seop posted on SNS. However, the situation itself stems from Oh Jae-won’s affirmation of his opinion without confirming the facts and mentioning it on the broadcast. It may not be considered appropriate, but Yang Chang-seop indirectly complained of his unfairness in an unfair situation, so it is understandable.
However, Oh Jae-won’s actions are close to forgetting his position as a senior and commentator in the baseball world from raising suspicions of beanballs to subsequent responses, and once again responding to his juniors through media that many can watch. Ahead of the match on the 25th, the next day, the coaches of both teams also refuted Oh Jae-won’s “self-controversy” raised outside the stadium. At the same time, he also hinted that it was not worth mentioning.
First of all, SSG manager Kim Won-hyung said before the game, “We don’t do that these days before we say yes or no.” These days, I play normal baseball even if there is a score difference. “When I watch the league, I feel different from my time,” he said. Indirectly, it explained that the “suspect of beanball” was not true. At the same time, he added that unlike when Oh Jae-won was active, the baseball culture has changed a lot. Samsung manager Park Jin-man, who suddenly ordered an empty ball, refuted the allegations more strongly. Coach Park said, “I heard that you said that on the broadcast. The pitcher tries to dig into the opponent’s weaknesses. In addition, the batter targets the opponent’s pitcher’s weakness, he said. “When we analyzed, Choi Jung-eun analyzed that his body is weak.” I don’t understand why such a story came up. “(Yang Chang-seop) just threw the ball to dig into the opponent’s weaknesses,” he said, protesting that it was part of his normal pitching strategy. As the coaches of both teams expressed their opinions, the situation seemed to end.
However, Oh Jae-won, who was in charge of commentating on the SSG-Samsung game on the 25th after the coaches expressed their position, once again became a public commentator. The cause was also provided by Oh Jae-won. This time, it is a ‘controversy over biased commentary’. Oh Jae-won, who introduced SSG’s starting pitcher Cho Sung-hoon just before the start of the game, said, “I will definitely win today and ask for a sweep.” In general, it can be seen as a commentary introducing a key player, but the expression “I ask for a sweep while winning” became a problem. This is because it did not convey SSG’s position, but Oh Jae-won’s “late” toward the Samsung bench was read as an expression of the remaining wishes. In fact, online responses poured out that Oh Jae-won’s remarks were “biased commentary.” In addition to the inappropriate explanation, the response was mainly that the person who caused controversy with the broadcast and writing the previous day was an expression that should not be done. 스포츠토토
This is not the first time that Oh Jae-won’s remarks have been controversial. Earlier, in an interview in May, Oh Jae-won caused controversy by directly explaining the commentary of the “Korean Express” Park Chan-ho, the operator of the San Diego Padres. At the time, Commissioner Oh Jae-won said, “I hate the Korean Express so much. There are more than one or two players who came out and made a fool of themselves while commenting. “I don’t think I’ve ever been responsible for it, but anyway, I think words are really important when explaining,” he said, expressing displeasure with Park Chan-ho’s commentary at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. In addition to shooting at the national hero with a personal opinion, Oh Jae-won, a member of the committee, apologized, saying, “I will speak and speak carefully,” as criticism poured out later on for the careless remarks. He also had a period of self-reflection for a while. However, after returning to the broadcast, he seems to be raising controversy with his “unresponsible commentary,” “SNS war of words,” and biased commentary that leaves a grudge. In the end, I hope that Oh Jae-won, who is trapped in his words with careless words and actions, will review his interview in May.