‘Pledges’ Taken, 2nd Army ‘Strong Management’ Announced…SSG Apologizes and Pledges to Prevent Recurrence
The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) suspended SSG’s Lee Won-jun (25), Lee Ji-yeon (26), and Choi Sang-min (24) for kicking and assaulting a junior player. SSG also apologized to fans.온라인바카라
“We sincerely apologize for causing great disappointment to the fans who love professional baseball due to the disgraceful behavior of some players,” SSG said on the 19th, “We humbly accept the results of the KBO’s punishment committee announced today (19th) and will make bone-crushing efforts to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.”
On the same day, the KBO held a punishment committee meeting in the KBO conference room to deliberate on Lee Won-jun, Lee Geo-yeon, and Choi Sang-min. They were accused of abusing their juniors at SSG Futures Field in Ganghwa, Incheon, on June 6.
Rookie A player Lee Geo-yeon was ordered to leave the team due to his arrogant attitude, followed by Lee Won-jun and Choi Sang-min. It was a military-style “stay under me” situation. Lee Won-jun hit Player A twice in the thigh with his bat.
The SSG immediately reported the incident to the KBO’s Clean Baseball Center, and the KBO opened a punishment committee. The committee handed down a 72-game suspension to Lee Won-jun and a 30-game suspension to Lee Ga-yeon and Choi Sang-min. Lee Won-jun was suspended from SSG on the 13th.
SSG also issued a follow-up statement. In any case, clubs cannot impose their own discipline apart from the KBO’s. This is an agreement between the 10 clubs to prevent double punishment. In the end, the key is to prevent recurrence.
SSG has decided to accurately diagnose the level of awareness and behavior of all players in the first and second tier, and to review the management and operation of the team, including how the team is educated and inspected, and how the team is housed.
We also decided to strengthen regulations and systems to ensure that the standards and awareness of dignity-damaging behaviors of the entire first and second team, including the coaching staff, are in line with social standards.
A “Pledge to Eliminate Dishonor” system will be created. “By signing the pledge every year at the time of signing, the players themselves will renew their commitment to the system,” the club explained.
The second team will be further managed. “We will conduct monthly training and reality checks for the second team, and strengthen the reporting process. We will also operate a pre-reporting system for the team’s own communication meetings to ensure that the purpose, location, and time of the meeting are not violated.”
SSG also experienced harsh behavior by seniors against juniors in 2020, when it was SK. At the time, the club said, “We will thoroughly manage the team to prevent the recurrence of hitting and corporal punishment, even for disciplinary purposes. We will apply ‘one strike and you’re out’ depending on the severity of the offense,” the club said at the time.
It is shocking that the people who were victimized three years ago became seniors and assaulted their juniors. Lee Won-jun was “one strike and you’re out”. He had to leave the team.
It happened. He needs to be rehabilitated. And it needs to be prevented from happening again. If it happens again, SSG will be heavily criticized.
Here’s the full SSG apology
First of all, we sincerely apologize for the great disappointment caused to the fans who love professional baseball due to the disgraceful behavior of some players.
SSG Landers humbly accepts the results of the KBO Punishment Committee announced today and will make every effort to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
The club will accurately diagnose the level of awareness and behavior of all players in the first and second teams regarding dignity-impaired behavior, and review the management and operation of the team, including the way the team has been educated and inspected, and the way the team’s accommodation is operated.
Based on this, we will strengthen regulations and systems to ensure that the standards and awareness of dignity-damaging behaviors of the entire first- and second-team squads, including coaching staff, are in line with social expectations.
In particular, we will establish the ‘Pledge to Eradicate Dishonorable Behavior’ system, which players will sign at the time of signing their contracts every year, as an opportunity to renew their mindset toward the system.
We will conduct monthly training and reality checks for the second team, and strengthen the reporting process.
We will also operate the squad’s own communication meetings as a pre-reporting system to ensure that the purpose, location, and time of the meeting are not violated.
Once again, we sincerely apologize to our fans, and we will learn from this incident and strive to grow into an even more beloved SSG Landers.