Abolition of 2 consecutive games, strengthening speed-up… Domestic foreign exchange professional baseball, shall we open on a spring day?

March 31, 2023 0 Comments

The Korean Professional Baseball (KBO) League, which is experiencing ‘internal and external exchanges’ such as being eliminated in the first round of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) finals held in six years, players’ deviant behavior, and the general manager’s request for back money, is starting the 2023 season with fans’ encouragement. notified

Managers, captains, and representative players of 10 professional baseball teams attended the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO regular season media day held at Grand Hyatt Seoul in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the 30th and made their resolutions for the new season.

With the goal of advancing to the semi-finals for the first time in 14 years, kt wiz coach Lee Kang-chul, who went on to become the WBC team’s command tower but ended up with disappointing results, said with an expressionless face, “This year is the 10th anniversary of kt’s founding,” and said, “I will leap forward.” Lotte Giants manager Larry Sutton, who released Seo Jun-won, who was under investigation for sexual assault against a minor, said, “You will see the players working hard with 100%.” KIA Tigers coach Kim Jong-guk, whose general manager Jang Jeong-seok was dismissed after it was revealed that he demanded back money during player transfer negotiations, said, “I am well aware of the support of the fans.”

However, the new coaches who attended Media Day for the first time expressed their determination with rather bright expressions. NC Dinos coach Kang In-kwon said, “NC has been on a roller coaster for the past few years, but this season, we will play baseball happily with the players in one heart and give victory.” Park Jin-man, head coach of the Samsung Lions, said, “The players have shed a lot of sweat,” and said, “We will play a game that will impress.” Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop emphasized, “I will play baseball that never gives up and keep the basics.” LG Twins coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop also promised, “I will keep the regrets of last season in my heart and achieve the results that the fans want this season.” Coach Won-hyung Kim, who led SSG Landers to a combined victory last season, said, “Last year, we received support from fans and achieved good results.” When asked about the WBC, the players put on a firm expression. Oh Ji-hwan of LG said, “Even though we had disappointing results, the hyungs trying to do their best were the best.” Kang Baek-ho of kt said, “All the players of the WBC national team have suffered a lot,” and asked for “a lot of support.” 메이저놀이터

When the coaches of each professional baseball team were asked to select two teams that are likely to advance to the postseason, 6 people pointed to LG and kt, 3 Kiwoom Heroes and 2 SSG. The opinions of experts who picked LG, kt, SSG, and Kiwoom as the top 4 powers were generally in agreement. KIA, Samsung, and Hanwha Eagles each received one vote. No coach picked Doosan, Lotte, or NC. From this season, the two-game series will be abolished in the KBO League, and the ‘speed-up’ regulation will be strengthened to speed up the game. Last year, 30 seconds, which was the time for managers and coaches to visit the mound, was changed to the game restart time. In other words, when the referee announces the time after 25 seconds, the manager or coach must immediately return to the dugout, and ‘the catcher must complete the preparation for the catch after 30 seconds’ has been added. In addition, the KBO Defense Award, which is given to the best defender by position without considering the batting, has been newly established, and the scene subject to video reading can be viewed in real time on the electronic display board at each stadium.

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