An umpire’s ‘heel’ that failed to avoid a hit proved to be the difference between victory and defeat in the Changwon LG Twins-NC Dinos game on the 26th of last month .In the bottom of the ninth inning with LG leading 5-3, NC’s Park Gun-woo hit an infield grounder that hit the heel of the second base umpire’s shoe, making it an infield hit according to baseball rules. The game went on as it should have, and NC won with a walk-off home run by Kwon Hee-dong. This time, the umpire and the runner collided and the runner was called out. In the game between the Doosan Bears and KIA Tigers at Champions Field in Gwangju on the 15th, Lee Woo-sung hit an infield grounder to the third baseman in the bottom of the second inning with KIA trailing 0-1.Doosan third baseman Heo Kyung-min made a bad throw to first base, and Lee Woo-sung took advantage of the gap and started running to first base and then to second base .Choi Hyung-woo, the third baseman, saw this and took a leisurely walk home. The first-base umpire, Na Kwang-nam, was unable to avoid Lee and collided with him. Lee fell to the ground in pain, while Doosan second baseman Park Kye-beom, who was holding the ball, tagged him. Lee, who was able to reach second base, had to return to the dugout, satisfied with the 1-1 tie .While this may have seemed unfair to KIA, according to baseball rules, Lee was out .The KBO states, “If a runner collides with an umpire while on base, play continues. The runner must return to first base to avoid an out.” Lee was called out, but this time, the Doosan bench requested a video review to determine if the runner was obstructed by a three-footer .If it was, the batter was out and the runner had to return to his base. However, it was confirmed that Lee Woo-sung’s base was 바카라사이트 clear and KIA was awarded a run.

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