• June 2, 2023

Professional Baseball Players Association apologizes for WBC drinking bust “to prevent recurrence”

The Korea Professional Baseball Players’ Association has apologized for the drinking scandal during the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).

On February 2, the association delivered an apology to the media titled “We apologize to the people and fans of professional baseball” in the name of its president, Kim Hyun-soo (LG Twins). 메이저사이트

“As an organization representing professional baseball players, we feel a great sense of responsibility,” the association said, “and we apologize to the people of Korea and the fans who love professional baseball.”

“(We) finished the WBC with a performance that fell short of our expectations, despite the support and interest of the public, and started the league with a heavy heart,” he said, adding, “We have caused great disappointment and offense to the public and fans.”

“We cannot be called a national team with only good performance,” he said, adding, “We will not allow this to happen again, keeping in mind that we need to be responsible and set an example for others.”

“Our players will actively participate in the KBO investigation and will do their best to prevent a recurrence,” the association reiterated.

Recently, an internet outlet reported that players on the Korean national baseball team enjoyed a late-night drinking spree at a nightclub in downtown Tokyo, Japan, during the first round of the 2023 WBC.

In response, the KBO investigated all players who participated in the WBC, and SSG Landers’ Kim Kwang-hyun, Doosan Bears’ Chung Chul-won, and NC Dinos’ Lee Yong-chan admitted to drinking and apologized.

However, they claimed that they did not drink on the eve of their second-round match against Australia and were not served by female waitresses at the bar, as reported.

Kim Hyun-soo, who also apologized, played in the 2023 WBC and served as the team captain.

“As the captain of the WBC team and the current president of the Korean Baseball Players Association, I apologize,” he said.

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