KBO cancels weekend rain → organizes Monday games… Flexibility in operating the regular season schedule

In August, if the weekend game is canceled, the ‘Monday game’ will be played.

The KBO announced on the 20th that “If the 2023 KBO League weekend game is canceled from August 5, the game will be scheduled on Monday.”메이저놀이터

The reason for the schedule of Monday’s games is, of course, an increase in the number of games canceled due to rain. KBO also explained, “As the number of canceled games in the 2023 KBO League rain increases, if one game is canceled on Saturday or Sunday between August 5 and September 10, it will be reorganized at 6:30 pm on the following Monday.”

If all weekend matches are canceled during that period, one match will be rescheduled on the following Monday, and the other match will be rescheduled later.

However, it is not possible to organize games on Mondays for 3 weeks in a row, and if the games on the weekend for 3 consecutive weeks are canceled, the games on Monday of the last week will be scheduled later.

So far, a total of 48 games have been canceled in the KBO League due to rain or ground conditions. Among the 10 clubs, the KIA Tigers have the most with 12 games, followed by the Lotte Giants with 11 games. On the contrary, Kiwoom Heroes, which uses Gocheok Sky Dome, the only dome stadium in Korea, as their home stadium, only had 2 games canceled, so they have played 86 games, the most among 10 clubs.

Of the 86 games played by Kiwoom, LG Twins 81 games, Samsung Lions and KT Wiz 80 games, Doosan Bears and SSG Landers 79 games, Hanwha Eagles and NC Dinos 78 games, Lotte 77 games, and KIA He played 76 games and finished the first half.

Meanwhile, the KBO League finished the first half of the regular season on the 13th and will start the second half schedule from the 21st after the All-Star break. On the 21st, LG and SSG at Jamsil Stadium, Hanwha and NC at Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park, Samsung and KT at Daegu Samsung Lions Park, KIA and Doosan at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field, and Lotte and Kiwoom at Sajik Stadium in Busan. face off against each other.

This year, the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games will be held in September, and the baseball team led by coach Ryu Joong-il will go on a gold medal hunt, but the KBO League has decided not to suspend the league schedule. If the Monday match system is introduced here, it is expected to gain momentum in the league schedule.