Samsung Lions’ Koo Ja-rook recreated a physical gag, but the umpire’s call didn’t go his way.
In the bottom of the ninth inning against the Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea, Samsung’s Koo Ja-rook led off the inning with a single to left-center field and raced to second base, but was called out when his foot dropped after sliding.
However, Koo requested a video review of the second base umpire’s ruling that his foot dropped in an overrun.
There was a gesture from the second base umpire that Guzauk’s right foot was past the base as he slid toward second base, and his left foot also dropped during the tag, but Guzauk was not convinced. 스포츠토토
As the video review dragged on, Guzauk looked at Doosan’s Seung-ho Kang, who had tagged him, and sat next to the base, reenacting the slide himself and insisting that it was a save.
Doosan’s Kang Seung-ho laughed in disbelief, as if he was watching a physical gag.
After nearly three minutes of play, the umpires listened to the commentary room and ruled that, against Koo’s wishes, his foot came off and he was out.
With the score 5-1 heading into the ninth inning and only three strikeouts on the day, Koo was desperate to get into scoring position as the leadoff hitter.
Samsung, which was unable to capitalize on the gesture, lost 5-1 to Doosan and dropped its fourth straight game.