Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The Korea Herald: Pitchers implicated in match fixing released by team

The LG Twins in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) on Tuesday released their two pitchers facing match-fixing allegations and asked the league to hand out lifetime bans if the players are criminally punished.

The Seoul-based Twins announced that pitchers Kim Seong-hyun and Park Hyun-jun are no longer on the team. They are being investigated for allegedly taking kickbacks from a gambling broker last season to issue first-inning walks on purpose.

Kim was recently taken into custody, while Park has been questioned by prosecutors in Daegu, some 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, without physical detention.

The Twins’ decision comes one day after the KBO suspended the two players indefinitely. The club also said it will ask the league to ban Kim and Park for life if they receive criminal penalties.

“We offer our sincere apologies to our fans for causing such major disappointment and trouble,” the Twins said in a statement.

“We have made this decision before any judicial decision, but we believe players who’ve betrayed fans’ trust should no longer take the ground.”

Thanks to Butch.

Repoz Posted: March 06, 2012 at 06:34 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: international

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 06, 2012 at 06:43 AM (#4074817)
"If convicted, Kim and Park face the prospect of being flung across the DMZ with a trebuchet."
   2. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 06, 2012 at 06:46 AM (#4074818)
According to Park's wikipedia page, he once threw a no-hitter against Wonkwang University.

My inner Beavis is currently in the midst of a laughing fit.
   3. Blastin Posted: March 06, 2012 at 08:28 AM (#4074842)
They caught him in Daegu, eh? I lived there for two years.

There is nothing to do there but drink and hike the same mountain over and over so I can see why you might resort to doing something real stupid if your job wasn't in session.
   4. tfbg9 Posted: March 06, 2012 at 08:44 AM (#4074843)
The new "ME"...ex-KBO game-throwers?
   5. Cris E Posted: March 06, 2012 at 10:01 AM (#4074875)
Haven't they heard? This year the Twins are running Camp Zero Tolerance!
   6. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: March 06, 2012 at 10:30 AM (#4074895)
Wrong thread! The horror!
   7. Cris E Posted: March 06, 2012 at 11:01 AM (#4074911)
Right thread, bad joke: both teams are the Twins, and the one in Asia has taken to the MLB theme (Zero Tolerance!) just as the one in MN should have been issuing statements like this:

“We offer our sincere apologies to our fans for causing such major disappointment and trouble,” the Twins said in a statement.

“We have made this decision before any judicial decision, but we believe players who’ve betrayed fans’ trust should no longer take the ground.”
   8. ursus arctos Posted: March 06, 2012 at 11:16 AM (#4074924)
The alleged offense reminds me of the "spot fixing" cases that are currently plaguing cricket.

Issuing a first inning walk is the kind of thing that a crooked bookie could sell to a player as being highly unlikely to have any impact on the result, and therefore qualifying as "not really throwing a game" (the cricket cases have focused on the rough equivalent of wild pitches with no men on base).

If you can find enough people who are stupid enough to bet on such a thing (and they are reportedly legion in Asia), it's a genuinely difficult problem to address.
   9. RJames Posted: March 06, 2012 at 11:38 AM (#4074938)
This is worse than the Japanese sumo scandal.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Blanks for Nothing, Larvell
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 16 October 2017: Sorry, Yankee fans: Trump’s claim that he can ensure victory simply isn’t true
(1447 - 2:16am, Oct 20)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogDodgers crush Cubs in Game 5 to advance to the World Series for first time since 1988 | LA Times
(3 - 2:03am, Oct 20)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogOT - 2017 NFL thread
(145 - 1:49am, Oct 20)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogDeadspin: Please Enjoy(?) 21 Years Of Joe Buck Hyping Forgotten Fox Shows
(12 - 1:48am, Oct 20)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOT - NBA 2017-2018 Tip-off Thread
(376 - 1:48am, Oct 20)
Last: Athletic Supporter wants to move your money around

NewsblogNLCS Game 5 OMNICHATTER, for October 19, 2017
(273 - 12:59am, Oct 20)
Last: Meatwad in mourning

Sox TherapyQuestioning the Winter
(8 - 12:40am, Oct 20)
Last: Dr. Vaux

NewsblogYankees Thumbs Down Guy is now getting his own bobblehead
(6 - 11:10pm, Oct 19)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogDo the Cubs realize how badly the Dodgers insulted them on national TV? - Chicago Tribune
(37 - 10:20pm, Oct 19)
Last: Optimistic Moses Taylor, optimist

NewsblogTV Simpsons documentary about 'Homer at the Bat' episode to air Sunday
(18 - 8:51pm, Oct 19)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogALCS Notebook: Cashman on Yankee Analytics, Luhnow on Hiring Hinch | FanGraphs Baseball
(19 - 8:45pm, Oct 19)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogCubs hold off Dodgers in Game 4 of NLCS | MLB.com
(35 - 6:33pm, Oct 19)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogYankees, Masahiro Tanaka take 3-2 ALCS lead | MLB.com
(7 - 6:30pm, Oct 19)
Last: Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB)

NewsblogOT: New Season August 2017 Soccer Thread
(1170 - 6:29pm, Oct 19)
Last: Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB)

NewsblogDallas Keuchel embraces the ‘calmness’ of being Yankees killer | New York Post
(66 - 5:01pm, Oct 19)
Last: Satan Says

Page rendered in 0.2831 seconds
47 querie(s) executed