As the rainy season begins in earnest, it rains all over the country, and the regular season schedule of the KBO League is also experiencing a major setback.
The 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Hanwha Eagles-LG Twins (Jamsil), Doosan Bears-SSG Landers (Incheon), Samsung Lions-KIA Tigers (Gwangju), and Lotte Giants-NC Dinos (Changwon) games scheduled to be held on the 11th were scheduled to be held on the 11th. Canceled due to rain or ground conditions. Only the KT Wiz-Kiwoom Heroes (Gocheok) match, which was not affected by the weather, proceeded normally.
The number of games canceled due to rain or fine dust this season, including the game on this day, increased to a total of 46 games, and even before the first half was over, the number of canceled games had already exceeded last year’s (45 games).
By club, KIA had the most with 13 games, followed by Lotte and NC with 12 and 11 games, respectively. Hanwha canceled 10 games, SSG, Doosan, Samsung, and KT canceled 9 games each, and LG could not digest 7 games. Kiwoom, which uses Gocheok Sky Dome as its home stadium, has the fewest postponed games among the 10 clubs with 3 games.
As canceled games continued in the first half, the KBO, which was about to reorganize the schedule for the second half, was in a situation where it had to come up with countermeasures. Considering the remaining rainy season, the number of canceled games could increase more than now.
A KBO official said, “There were too many unexpectedly canceled games in May and June this year. Since there are so many games canceled due to rain, it seems inevitable to proceed with double headers in the second half.” If it increases further, we can’t help but consider the schedule of Monday’s games.”
If a double header is played in the second half, it will be the first two years since 2021, and last year, when there were not many canceled games, no double header was played.안전놀이터추천
At least this season, the KBO League decided to send young players under the age of 25 to the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which will be held in late September, and decided to play the league normally during the tournament. There is no suspending the league during the Olympics or Asian Games as before, but the KBO’s concerns have grown due to the reorganization of the schedule.