“It’s strange to introduce unfavorable regulations for pitchers to shorten the time.” Will Kim Kwang-hyun’s remarks, robot referee, and pitch clock succeed

January 26, 2024 | by

SSG Landers Kim Kwang-hyun (36) talked about his honest thoughts on pitch clock and ABS (automatic ball determination system), which will be introduced for the first time this year.

Kim Kwang-hyun started as an advance team at the spring camp to be held in Vero Beach, Florida, through Incheon International Airport on the 25th. “Last year was Samjae (three 災s) born in 1988. I really hoped that the year would go by soon,” Kim said. “Okinawa originally had a lot of rain, but this year, I exercised well because it rained once every time I went there and only on my day off. I think my body is well-made,” Kim said, expressing confidence in preparing for the season.

Han Kwang-hyun, who recorded 158 wins, 88 losses and an earned run average of 3.20 in 356 games (2015 ⅓ innings) in the KBO League, is a veteran starting pitcher who also played in the Major League in 2020 and 2021. However, in this year’s KBO League, new rules that even Kim Kwang-hyun has never experienced will be introduced.

KBO announced on the 24th, “We held the first executive committee in 2024 and confirmed detailed operating regulations for the automatic pitch determination system (ABS) and pitch clock (trial operation).” ABS, which had been piloted in the Futures League for the past four years, will be introduced to the first-tier league. The KBO League is the first in the world to introduce ABS to the first-tier league 마카오카지노.

Pitch clock, which was introduced to the Major League last year, will also be implemented. “The time limit between pitches is 18 seconds when a runner is not on the base and 23 seconds when available (15 seconds, 20 seconds based on MLB).” Between a batter and a batter (between at-bats), a catcher should be positioned in the fours when the remaining time of the pitch clock is nine seconds left, and a batter should be ready for batting by eight seconds left. If this is violated, a ball will be declared to the defense and a strike will be declared to the offensive end,” the KBO explained.

“I don’t know because I’ve never tried it before. But it’s because I think rules that are disadvantageous to pitchers keep coming up,” Kim said. “The first reason for playing pitch clock is to shorten the time. However, I think it’s weird to apply rules that are disadvantageous to pitchers.”

“I don’t know exactly how it will turn out,” Kim said. “In the original 12-second rule, only pitchers were judged as balls. However, since pitch-clock batters can be a strike, it will be important for batters to be able to be penalized as well. It will likely become difficult for pitchers due to limited checks. That’s why it is ironic that the longer the inning, the longer the duration of the game will be.”

“I never had the opportunity to speak directly to the president,” Kim said with a smile. “I wanted to speak on behalf of the pitcher. However, I don’t know because fans like to lie and play baseball with a lot of points. I don’t think it’s going to be easy to say that the new rules are good or bad right now. Anyway, I think it’s necessary to adjust quickly. If I get to know what it feels like quickly, I think it’s one way to quickly adapt to the new rules,” he said.

KBO President Heo Young-yeon has devoted his heart and soul to introducing new regulations such as pitch clock and ABS to the KBO League. In November last year, regarding the introduction of ABS for the first time in the world, “Fans need to understand why we are introducing ABS. Currently, players, clubs, referees, and fans are all complaining a lot. There is so much pressure that a referee says he cannot do it because it is too hard. It is not 100% perfect yet, but we are doing our best to prepare for it. Of course, we will do our best to prevent any problems, but there may be noise in the beginning of the introduction. I hope the fans understand and all of you will join forces with one mind,” he said to his fans.


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