In the bottom of the seventh inning of the game between Samsung and SSG at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 24, Choi hit a home 꽁머니지급 run off right-hander Lee Seung-hyun in his first at-bat. In his second at-bat, he was hit by a pitch to the body by pitcher Yang Chang-seop, 23.
Commentator Oh Jae-won, who was broadcasting the game, said, “This is an open slap,” and added, “There is no need to apologize for this. It was strange from before, so I tried to move on, but it was an open slap. There’s no way Choi Jung didn’t know. I didn’t need to apologize because I was in a winning position.”
After the match, Yang posted on his personal channel, “Fish are always caught by the mouth. Humans are also caught by the mouth,” a Talmudic quote. It is believed that he was offended by the commentary. In response, Oh Jae-won shared a Talmudic quote on his Gilseera channel, “A fool speaks of what he has heard, but a wise man speaks of what he has seen.
This is not the first time Oh has been involved in controversy, as he said in an interview in May, “I hate Korean Express so much. I don’t think I’ve ever taken responsibility for that, but I think words are really important when you’re commentating,” he said in a May interview, taking a shot at Park Chan-ho.
He also criticized Kim Jae-kyung of Masan Middle 토토체험머니 School Baseball Club, who appeared as a starter in the NC and SSG games on the 10th, saying, “I wish I could go up to Doosan, Seoul, or LG.”
Meanwhile, Oh Jae-won said in an interview that he sniped at Park Chan-ho, “A commentator is a third party. I think the purpose of commentary is to deliver accurate facts and situations. However, if you say, ‘That defense was really disappointing. It’s easy to say things like, ‘That defense was very disappointing, that batting was very disappointing,’ and things like, ‘When I saw it…’ It’s what you saw, and it’s a feast of irresponsible words and the images that build up in an instant. I really hate that.”