The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) held a joint adaptation training at Masan Stadium from the 14th to the 18th for regulations introduced into the KBO league in the 2024 season, including the Automatic Pitcher Judgment System (ABS) and Pitch Clock, which are piloted.여우알바
The actual mock test training was conducted at Masan Stadium, where ABS and pitch clock systems were installed, and the judges and recorders performed their roles as in the actual game.
In order to adapt to the pitch clock, which is piloted in the KBO League and introduced in the Futures League in the first half of this season, the team also conducted training to match the accurate judgment and coordination of the referee who runs the game and the recorders who measure the time.
In addition to adaptation training, actual competition tests were also conducted. In the matches between college and high school teams held on Saturday and Sunday, training was conducted to accurately convey ABS decisions, measurement of pitch clocks, and application of them to game management.
Prior to the training at the stadium, KBO held an educational seminar involving referees and recorders on the 14th and established simulations and communication methods for various situations of pitch clock.
KBO President Heo Gu-yeon attended a training session on the 17th, where the game between Dongwon National University of Science and Technology and Jeonju High School was held, and checked the overall operation status, including the judgment and measurement of ABS and pitch clock. In addition, he stressed that ABS is a very important change for fans in the new season to show more exciting and smooth games through fair and accurate strike zone decisions and asked them to prepare thoroughly for perfect operation.
Meanwhile, KBO dispatches referees and recorders to its own practice games between clubs in the future to continuously conduct actual adaptation training and testing. In addition, they tour the training sites of each club, including the United States and Japan, and hold briefing sessions for each team’s players for the stable settlement of the new introduction system.