‘Weather luck’ is just as important as victory.
KBO League clubs preparing for the opening of the 2023 season are busy digesting their spring camp schedules in various places overseas. While the first camp was held in various regions such as the United States, Japan, and Australia, many of the teams are now setting up a second camp in Okinawa, Japan, and starting actual combat checks.메이저놀이터
There are a total of five KBO league teams gathering in Okinawa. In addition to Samsung Lions, who have been training spring camps in Okinawa since early February, Hanwha Eagles, KIA Tigers, SSG Landers, and Lotte Giants will set up new camps here.
These five teams originally planned to set a date and play practice games with each other to enhance their sense of actual combat. However, due to weather variables, the early practice game schedule was somewhat twisted. This is because KIA, which was scheduled to enter Okinawa on the 26th, arrived later than the original schedule.
KIA held its first spring camp this year in Tucson, Arizona, USA. KIA, which finished all schedules on the 24th in local time, was scheduled to return to Korea on the 25th in Korean time and leave for Okinawa on the 26th. However, in the process of transiting from Tucson to LA, the plane could not land at the airport due to bad weather in LA. It was the first blizzard in LA in 34 years. In the end, the plane carrying the KIA team landed at a nearby airport with difficulty, and due to this, all plans to move to Okinawa immediately after returning home were delayed.
KIA was scheduled to play a practice game with Hanwha on the 28th at King Stadium in Okinawa. However, since the team traveled to Okinawa over two days on the 27th and 28th, the practice game on the 28th was virtually impossible to digest.
Hanwha, the opposing team, is reviewing the training schedule again by exchanging schedules with KIA. Hanwha’s first spring camp was Mesa, Arizona, USA, and thanks to being able to return home a day earlier than KIA, we arrived in Okinawa normally on the 26th.
Weather is expected to be a very important variable in Okinawa as well. Currently, the temperature in Okinawa is showing around 18 degrees Celsius. Sunny weather is expected until March 1, but rain is also forecast from the 3rd. On March 3rd, a practice match between Hanwha and SSG is scheduled.