“Grand Prize”. Oh Jihwan, are you missing the award ceremony because of Kkokomu? “I can’t get news of the award.”

Oh Ji-hwan, captain of the LG Twins who won the Korean Series for the first time in 29 years, recently won the grand prize at the 2023 Choa Pharmaceutical Professional Baseball Awards, but his fans’ doubts are growing as he did not show up at the awards ceremony. Among them, Oh’s absence was belatedly revealed to be due to a mistake in the team’s announcement, drawing keen attention.

Oh Ji-hwan was called the grand prize winner at the award ceremony held at the Eliana Hotel in Gangnam-gu, Seoul at 11 a.m. on the 4th, but Cha Myung-seok, the general manager, won the award on behalf of him. Later, at the time of the award ceremony, Oh Ji-hwan was criticized by some fans as it was revealed that he filmed the SBS entertainment program “The Story of the Day When He Bits His Tail” (Kkkkomu).

According to Sports Dong-A’s report on Thursday, however, neither Oh nor his crew have been informed of his winning the grand prize. Oh attended the recording held at SBS Mokdong headquarters in Yangcheon-gu, Seoul at 10:30 a.m. on the same day, but was informed by his team that he had to participate in the award ceremony just before the ceremony began. 안전놀이터

A broadcast official who was at the recording site at the time said, “It was already 20 minutes after recording, and other hosts and guests were scheduled to shoot in the afternoon, so it could not be delayed,” adding, “The agency and the production team, who belatedly grasped the situation, had various concerns, but considering the travel time, they had no choice, so I understand that they proceeded with the recording as it was.”

“If we had known about the award before the recording began, we would have found a way,” an SBS source said. “The production team was also very embarrassed. It was an unreasonable situation (to stop the recording) as dozens of crew members and cast members needed to adjust their schedules. I hope that it will not be mistaken for Oh’s fault and cause any damage.” “It is true that we have not been contacted (in advance of the award),” said an official from Groin Sports, Oh’s agency. “We have resolved the issue smoothly with the team.”

Oh Ji-hwan reportedly felt sorry that he could not win the grand prize in person for the first time in his life. His wife Kim Young-eun also said on her personal social media, “My husband considers baseball-related schedules the most important as a baseball player. If I had known in advance, I would have adjusted it.”

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