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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Korea Herald: Club says pitcher turned down offer to fix games

Oh we can be Moon Sung-hyun
Just for one day…

An active baseball pitcher has acknowledged he turned down an offer from a gambler to join in match-fixing schemes, the player’s club said Wednesday, as match-rigging rumors snowball across all local professional leagues.

Moon Sung-hyun, a right-hander for the Nexen Heroes in the Korea Baseball Organization, told team officials he turned away an operator of an illegal sports betting site, who approached the pitcher through a mutual friend.

The Heroes are in Arizona for offseason training.

According to team officials, Moon himself didn’t know the website operator and didn’t hear anything about financial compensation for his participation in schemes.

...On Tuesday, prosecutors widened their match-fixing investigation into baseball after a gambling broker, arrested for his alleged ties to volleyball fixing, claimed his connection with baseball players.

The broker testified that two starting pitchers for two different Seoul-based teams agreed to issue walks in the first inning of games last year and he and the pitchers split the winnings from betting websites.

Repoz Posted: February 15, 2012 at 06:06 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. attaboy Posted: February 15, 2012 at 11:45 AM (#4061496)
Is Pete Rose in Korea? Sounds like his kind of town!
   2. Gamingboy Posted: February 15, 2012 at 12:05 PM (#4061517)
He'd like Taiwan even more.


I've always had two theories as to why match-fixing and the like seem to be so much more common overseas than in America:
1) The big reason, of course, is that professional teams in the sports that people gamble on in America are being paid such large amounts of money that there's no monetary incentive for even the lowest-paid player to do so (notice how the few high-profile post-Black Sox betting scandals in America all involve college players, family members, Pete Rose's addiction to it, or referees- no actual professional players throwing games).
2) The Black Sox scandal, consciously or unconsciously, left such a scar upon American sports that it led to such strict regulations and penalties, amongst the toughest in the world, while many other countries do not have as tough penalties (at least enforced).
   3. UCCF Posted: February 15, 2012 at 01:46 PM (#4061630)
M-o-o-n, that spells game fixing.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 15, 2012 at 05:49 PM (#4061868)
Nexen Heroes is an awesome team name, although it sounds more like a Nintendo game than a baseball team.
   5. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: February 15, 2012 at 06:08 PM (#4061886)
That's a great intro, Repoz.
   6. Squash Posted: February 15, 2012 at 06:54 PM (#4061935)
Volleyball fixing, eh?

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