I've been busy this week, so I'm a little late on this story. Among many recent scandals in the league, another one this week concerns Kim Tae-Kyun of the Hanwha Eagles. Kim was interviewed by hosts of an internet radio show and asked which pitcher in the league was most difficult to hit against. Kim responded that Lotte's African-American pitcher Shane Youman was the toughest because "His face is too black, so it is hard to bat because his white teeth and the ball confuses me when he smiles on the mound. So, I suffered a lot." Netizens were quick to react to the comments, and Kim issued an apology.
I won't go into a lot of detail on this one, as there's already been a lot of English coverage of this story. See the links below and share your thoughts in the comments.
Korean baseball star calls African-American pitcher 'too black' (Alaska Dispatch)
KBO slugger apologizes for racial remarks (Joongang Daily)