Rainy weather impacts → more rain cancellations → second half schedule disruptions…’double headers’ being held

With the rainy season in full swing, the KBO is experiencing a lot of rain across the country, which is causing major disruptions to the league’s regular season schedule.

The Hanwha Eagles-LG Twins (Jamsil), Doosan Bears-SSG Landers (Incheon), Samsung Lions-KIA Tigers (Gwangju), and Lotte Giants-NC Dinos (Changwon) games of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League scheduled to take place on the 11th have been canceled due to rain or ground conditions. Only the KT Wiz-Keum Heroes (Gochuk) game, which was not affected by the weather, went ahead as normal.

Including this game, the total number of games canceled due to rain or fine dust this season has risen to 46, surpassing the number of games canceled last year (45) before the end of the first half.

By club, KIA had the most games canceled with 13, followed by Lotte and NC with 12 and 11, respectively. Hanwha had 10 games canceled, SSG, Doosan, Samsung and KT each had nine, and LG had seven. Kiwoom, which uses the Gocheok SkyDome as its home stadium, had the least number of postponed games among the 10 clubs with three.바카라사이트

With so many canceled games in the first half of the season, the KBO needs to take action as it prepares to reschedule for the second half. With the rainy season still to come, the number of canceled games could be even higher.

A KBO official said, “This year, there were too many unexpectedly canceled games in May and June. With so many games canceled due to rain, it seems inevitable that doubleheaders will be played in the second half of the season.” “We will have to consult with 10 clubs, but if more games are canceled, we will have to consider organizing Monday games,” said a KBO official.

If a doubleheader is held in the second half, it will be the first time in two years since 2021 that a doubleheader was not held last year, when there were not many canceled games.

However, this season, the KBO decided to send young players under the age of 25 to the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games in late September, so the league will continue to play normally during the tournament. While the league will not be suspended during the Olympics or Asian Games, as it has been in the past, the reorganization of the schedule has increased the KBO’s concerns.