Player complaints and allegations against ‘helmet throwing’ ABS, KBO responds

The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) and the Korean Professional Baseball Players Association (KPA) have exchanged questions and answers over the Automatic Ball Review System (ABS).

The Players’ Association filed an official inquiry with the KBO on March 3, more than 40 days after the ABS was implemented, following complaints from players who were ejected for throwing their helmets. The KBO responded to the Players’ Association’s four main questions on Sept. 9.

Here are the main questions from the players’ association and KBO’s responses

  1. requesting that ABS be installed in all Futures League stadiums as soon as possible and requesting a specific plan for installation.

ABS will be installed and operated at four Futures League stadiums in May. Due to the lack of installation space or stadiums that do not meet the installation standard angle, we are considering the arrangement of the stadiums in order to maximize the number of matches for each club. We are also considering additional options for stadiums that are currently unable to install ABS due to unstable installation and operation factors (wind, installation height, difficult maintenance conditions, etc.).

  1. Why did you decide to introduce the ABS strike zone to the KBO League this year, as it has never been used in the Futures League before?

This was a process to ensure the stability of the system and verify the accuracy of ABS by running a few games in the Futures League to identify the most appropriate strike zone and operation for the KBO League.

  1. Provide technical clarification and request improvements to cases where ABS calls are made at the point of contact (before the ball crosses home plate) on home runs or big home run foul balls.

The ABS will make the call and sound the call regardless of whether the ball is hit or not, based on the accuracy of the actual measurement.

  1. a request to develop a system that allows players to easily access ABS-related data even after the game has ended, in case they want to check on games from 카지노 days earlier.

The KBO will share club-specific usernames and passwords within this week (May 12) to allow clubs and players to access the tablet ABS page during non-game hours. In mid-May, we plan to launch a separate page that will be staggered after the end of the game (expected to be sometime in the afternoon the day after the game ends) to provide graphical information on pitches from the previous game, their location, and in the case of ball calls, the difference between the location of the pitch and the zone, as well as video replays of each pitch.

The players’ association clarified that it “does not oppose the ABS system itself,” and that “the inquiry was to convey improvements to the new system so that it can be operated in a development-oriented manner.” “We will communicate with the KBO to introduce, stabilize and successfully establish ABS,” he said. Jang Dong-cheol, secretary general of the Korean Baseball Players Association, said, “It can be assumed that there are no professional baseball players who are against the introduction of ABS at this point.” “The players welcome the advanced environment through the introduction of ABS, but there was a great disappointment in the lack of clear explanation of the field voice in the process,” he said.

In its response to the players’ association, the KBO promised to “continue to collect various opinions from clubs and players to make efforts to implement ABS.

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