“Defensive interference if a base is involved”…3-foot rule refined
The Korean Baseball Organization, or KBO, has decided to refine the defensive interference rule at the 3-foot line, which is where baserunners are allowed, starting later this season. “In order to maintain consistency in judgment and prevent confusion, the KBO has decided to declare defensive interference in the second half of the season when a runner’s run is토토clearly the cause of defensive interference,” the organization said. Previously, if a runner ran inside the foul line but did not interfere with the first base defense, or if the first base throw was considered a bad throw, it was not ruled as a defensive interference. The three-foot rule has been controversial in baseball recently, with KIA manager Kim Jong-kook being ejected from the game on March 13 for protesting a save call based on a bad pitch.