Former commentator Oh Jae-won has unleashed a barrage of expletives against Samsung Lions’ Yang Chang-seop. It’s the last straw for the former commentator, who was forced to step down from his commentary duties in June following the ‘Bean Ball’ controversy.
The emotional conflict between Oh Jae-won and Yang Chang-seop began in June. On June 24, Yang took the mound with runners on first and third in the bottom of the seventh inning against the SSG Landers at SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea. Yang Chang-seop, who hadn’t been able to get a strike the entire game against Choi, took off his hat to apologize as Choi headed to first base.
At this point, commentator Oh Jae-won, who was broadcasting the game between Samsung and SSG, had a sharp reaction. “I hate this situation the most. There’s no need to apologize when you’re losing and getting hit a lot. As soon as he threw it, I tried to let it go because it was weird before, but it was an open slap. There’s no way Choi doesn’t know,” he said, claiming that Yang’s pitch was “intentional.
After Oh Jae-won expressed his discomfort with Yang Chang-seop on several occasions, they “sniped” at each other on social media. Yang Chang-seop wrote on social media, “Fish are always caught by the mouth. Humans are also caught with their mouths,” Yang posted a picture of a Talmud with the words. While he didn’t directly mention Oh by name, it was clear that he was uncomfortable with the situation.
Oh fired back. He wrote, “A foolish man speaks of what he has heard, and a wise man speaks of what he has seen” from the Talmud, sparking an off-market war of words. The following day, SSG head coach Kim Won-hyung and Samsung head coach Park Jin-man had a moment of clarification. They both agreed that there was no intent in Yang Chang-seop’s pitch.
The controversy didn’t stop there. Before the Samsung-SSG game on June 25, Oh Jae-won said, “I hope Cho Sung-hoon (SSG) pitches well today and gets a sweep,” sparking a “biased broadcast” controversy. And as if that wasn’t enough, Oh Jae-won took another shot at Yang Chang-seop through a live broadcast on SNS on the 23rd.
While showing a scene of rain, Oh Jae-won said, “Chang-seob is dripping like the future,” and then held up a rock and said, “Even if I throw with this, I will throw better than you. If you’re going to throw four and get one strike, I’ll throw with this and get two out of four. If you throw four pitches and get one strike, you’re not a pitcher. You’re just throwing a ball for food.” He then proceeded to criticize him.메이저사이트
A profanity-laced tirade ensued. He said, “It all started because of Yang Chang-seop. Young X’s XX was so stupid that I couldn’t stand it because of the overlapping incidents. I want to sweep them all away with a vacuum cleaner,” before showing off his Doosan Bears days and 2015 WBSC Premier 12 championship ring, saying, “Chang-seop, this is a baseball player. I gave my life for my country, where are you, XX,” and spat out profanity.
Oh Jae-won continued his life as a commentator, but after the Yang Chang-seop and empty ball controversy, he was caught up in a controversy over local disparagement, including criticizing Park Chan-ho of “Korean Express” and telling a student who dreamed of joining the NC Dinos that he should aim to join the Seoul team. Then, on the 23rd, he sniped at Yang Chang-seop once again, stirring up the controversy that seemed to have died down.