Umpires dispatched to MLB exhibition games to meet with personnel. Looking for advice on introducing pitch clock

Professional baseball umpires undergoing winter training

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), which is considering introducing a ‘pitch clock’, decided to directly listen to the opinions of officials from Major League Baseball (MLB), the American professional baseball team that successfully established the related system.

At the end of this month, the KBO decided to dispatch Umpire Chairman Oh Seok-hwan and several team leader-level umpires to Arizona, USA, where MLB exhibition games will be held, to seek advice from MLB officials. 스포츠 토토사이트

A KBO official said on the 8th, “The umpires plan to keep an eye on how MLB operates the pitch clock and identify on-field difficulties and areas that need improvement.”

In addition, after the exhibition game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres to be held at the Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona, USA on the 23rd, they decided to participate in a pitch clock briefing session hosted by MLB and exchange opinions with local officials.

An official said, “The referees decided to deliver the contents of the briefing session to each KBO League club and exchange opinions regarding the introduction of the pitch clock.”

The pitch clock is a rule introduced by MLB for the 2023 season to reduce game time.

A pitcher must pitch within 15 seconds if there are no runners, and within 20 seconds if there are runners. The batter must take his batting stance 8 seconds before the pitch clock expires.

If the pitcher violates this rule, ‘1 ball’ is automatically awarded, and if the batter violates it, ‘1 strike’ is automatically awarded.

This rule dramatically reduced the length of the game. The average time for an MLB regular inning (9th inning) last year was 2 hours and 40 minutes, which is 24 minutes less than the 2022 season.

After confirming the effectiveness, the KBO decided to introduce a pitch clock system for the 2024 season.

However, in response to opinions from the field concerned about players’ risk of injury and decreased performance, it was decided to conduct a pilot operation in the first half of the year before deciding whether to apply it in the second half of the year. In fact, the introduction was postponed.

However, the Futures (Second Division) League decided to introduce the pitch clock as normal in the 2024 season. 카지노사이트

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