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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

baseball- Keeping Cool

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), responding to an incident last weekend in which Doosan Bears P Park Myung-hwan’s cap fell off during a game and revealed cabbage leaves, ruled that baseball players cannot put “frozen cabbage leaves under their caps to beat the summer heat.” KBO Chief of Referees Heo Koo-youn: “We had to act because imagine if it happened in the World Series. If something drops out of the pitcher’s cap, it could put the batter off. Does the umpire call strike or ball?” Park said he would abide by the ruling, adding, “Even without the cabbage, my pitching won’t be affected.”