Professional baseball already canceled 53 games…”It’s still okay.”
The number of games canceled for four months due to constant rain has already exceeded last year’s canceled games.
It is said that there is no problem with adjusting the schedule so far, but if the rainy season is prolonged, it will be a burdensome second half for each team.
53 professional baseball games were canceled due to rain for about four months from the opening of this season to last weekend.
It has already exceeded 49 games canceled throughout the last season.
Compared to this time last year, the number of canceled games is more than twice as high.
As the number of canceled games due to rain increased, KBO decided to organize the game on Monday if the weekend game was canceled from next month.
If one of the games is canceled on Saturday or Sunday until September 10, the game will be played on the next Monday, but if both are canceled, the other one will be organized later.
KBO will reschedule the second half of the year by combining the games canceled on September 10, and there is no major obstacle due to the cancellation of rain so far.
This is because unlike other years when there were important international competitions, there is room because the team decided to proceed normally without stopping the league during the Hangzhou Asian Games.
The “doubleheader,” which plays two games a day, has not yet been considered in consideration of the high risk of injury and convenience of spectators, but there is a possibility that it will proceed if the cancellation of rain increases further for the rest of the year.
KBO also organized a doubleheader and Monday in 2020 when 68 games were canceled and 2021 when 105 games were canceled after the opening was postponed for the first time due to the influence of COVID-19.
However, if there are more rain cancellations in the future, it will be a burden for teams that have to fight for the rankings in the second half of the year.
Physical fitness is expected to be the key to the ranking fight in the second half as we have to fight for the rankings in a tight schedule.