22 February 2013

Baseball Espionage


Four advance scouts for Taiwan reportedly sneaked into one of South Korea's practice games by posing as umpire trainees, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap News. 
South Korea's national team was playing a game in the city of Douliou against one of the country's pro teams, the NC Dinos, in preparation for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. 
Taiwanese baseball's governing body apologized to Korean baseball officials by email on Tuesday, according to the report. 
"We had our suspicions because there seemed to be too many people in the umpires' room," one Korean official was quoted as saying by Yonhap News. "They kept saying they were umpire trainees. But we later learned that they were really scouts and we ejected them from the stadium [in the fourth inning of the Dinos' 1-0 win]."

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