Rain, Rain, Rain Again’ 90G canceled, when will the KBO season end? ‘Midwinter baseball’ inevitable in November


 It feels like there is a hole in the sky. There has never been this much rain before. The KBO League schedule is also getting longer. 토토사이트

All games at five stadiums across the country, including the 2023 KBO League Jamsil NC-Doosan game, Suwon LG-KT game, Daejeon Lotte-Hanwha game, Gwangju Kiwoom-KIA game, and Daegu SSG-Samsung game scheduled to be held at 6:30 pm on the 20th, were canceled due to rain. . 

While only the Suwon LG-KT match was rescheduled for Monday, October 2nd, the games at the remaining four stadiums were postponed to after October 11th due to no reserve date. 

The largest number of cancellations in history (90G), this has never been done before.

Following June 29 and August 29, the KBO League schedule has been pushed back endlessly due to the cancellation of all games at five stadiums due to rain for the third time this year. As of today, 90 games have been canceled in the KBO League this season. A total of 49 games were canceled last year, but the number has nearly doubled this year. This is the highest record in KBO League history. 

Due to the rapid climate change, the weather has been unusual since spring in April. On April 12, 10 games were postponed, including 1 game canceled due to fine dust in the Jamsil Kiwoom-Doosan match. It was all due to the rain. In May, 10 out of 15 games were canceled during the three-game series on Children’s Day weekend alone, and 17 games were canceled due to heavy spring rain. 

As the rainy season began in earnest from the end of June, cancellations due to rain increased rapidly. Following 9 games in June, 17 games were postponed in July alone. Not only that, in August, when a typhoon arrived, 22 games, the most in a month, were canceled one after another. Ipchu and Cheoseo had a late rainy s

We even had a double header on Monday… Baseball is inevitable in November

The KBO decided to hold games on Monday only for games canceled on the weekend of July 20th. On the 29th of last month, the remaining game schedule was announced and 10 double headers were organized. To avoid any further delays, a double header was scheduled on Monday, but 24 more games were canceled after that. 

Since there is no reserve date, there are 16 additional games that need to be scheduled from October 11th. There are only three teams that need to be reorganized for five games each, including NC, Doosan, and KIA. Accordingly, the end date of the regular season is likely to be October 15 at the earliest. Even if the postseason starts on October 16th, it will take at least 3 to 4 weeks until the Korean Series. 

Last year, the regular season schedule was completed on October 11th and the postseason began on the 13th. The Korean Series, which ended in Game 6, ended on November 8. At the current pace, it is highly likely that the schedule will continue beyond November 10th this year. ‘Winter baseball’ is inevitable.

So far, 2020 is the year in which the KBO League schedule was postponed to the latest date. Game 6 of the Korean Series ended on November 24, 2020, when the season opened in May due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even in 2021, which has not completely escaped the impact of COVID-19, Game 4 of the Korean Series ended on November 18. For the second year in a row, the Korean Series was played as a neutral game at Gocheok Dome to prepare for the cold weather. Excluding COVID-19, I played baseball for the longest time in 2018, and Game 6 of the Korean Series that year ended at Jamsil Stadium on November 12. It was the last year that baseball ended, based on outdoor stadiums other than Gocheokjom. 

This year, the KBO is having a headache because an international tournament is scheduled after the season. Prospects from the KBO League must also participate in the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC), which will be held at Tokyo Dome in Japan on November 16. If the schedule is postponed again due to rain, it will be difficult to meet the normal schedule, and time will be short to prepare for the competition. 

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