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Batter charges the mound for a hug in South Korea

A bat and glove rest on he tarp before a baseball game, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, between the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Angels in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)
AP Photo/Paul Battaglia

Charging the mound after being hit by a pitch is a serious act, as it serves as the spark that ignites a bench-clearing altercation. That was not the case in this game in the South Korean KBO, as the batter and pitcher shared a hug and a good laugh.

Meanwhile, the home plate umpire got a good laugh out of the situation as well as he walked out to give the pitcher another baseball.

It’s also a reminder of former major leaguer Eric Thames’ fake charging of the mound during a game in South Korea earlier this year.



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