Samurai Japan has risen to the top of the world.
The Japanese baseball team won 3-2 in the final match against the United States at the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic) held at Londipo Park in Miami, Florida, on the 22nd (hereinafter Korean time). After 2006 and 2009, he won his third WBC title in 14 years.
Korean baseball had to look at it with an envious gaze. As for international competitions, they overcame differences with mental strength and always made a match between Korea and Japan on an equal footing. However, now I had to painfully feel the huge gap that was wider than I could overcome with my mental strength.
The contest is over. Now is the time for reflection and re-leap.
The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) is also about to roll up its arms.
Through an apology on the 16th, ‘KBO decided to come up with mid- to long-term measures to improve the league performance and the national team’s competitiveness as soon as possible. In addition, by cooperating with each organization and listening to the opinions of external experts, we will strengthen the performance of the KBO league and based on this, we will do our best to help the national team achieve better results in international competitions.” .
A regular match against Japan is also being pursued from various angles. It is to accept a higher level of difference and find learning through exchanges.
Before and after the season, as well as exchanges during the season, I am thinking about it.
Considering that it is difficult to summon the national team during the season, the Korea-Japan All-Star Game is being promoted.
It is just a proposal stage. We asked for opinions from Japan, and Japan is reviewing internally.
A KBO official said, “I think there are many good things about holding the Korea-Japan All-Star Game. We conveyed our intention to the other side,” explaining that it is an ongoing issue.
still in its infancy. There are many mountains to overcome.
The biggest issue is whether Japan will respond. The level gap between Korea and Japan, which was clearly confirmed through the WBC, is the biggest stumbling block.
A game whose outcome is predicted is a red flag for box office success. However, if Japan doesn’t have the best members, that in itself will inevitably become an element of anticipation.
Nevertheless, the Korea-Japan All-Star Game has interesting elements that will attract some attention from both countries due to its unique nature. Since it is a match where the best member competes in the best physical condition during the season, a fierce match can unfold if pride is added.
The detailed issues to be resolved are funding related issues such as revenue distribution. There may be detailed issues arising from differences between the two countries, such as sponsorship and settlement of operating expenses. For example, in Japan, where the All-Star Game is held several times, some of the game proceeds are used as funds for the Players Association, and these detailed issues can be an unexpected stumbling block. 먹튀검증
Beyond the All-Star Game, Korean baseball needs to change its perception to make exchange games with Japan and other countries a regular occurrence, like soccer A-match. The issue of player protection in clubs, where many players are selected for the national team, can become an issue. Since it is already in the middle of the season, if the issue of an ace being drafted to the national team arises after throwing a lot in the first half and needing a break, voices of dissatisfaction may emerge from the field ahead of the second half.
It is a part that requires the cooperation and understanding of the KBO and the 10 clubs. Discussion with the Athletes Association is also an area that needs to be discussed. On the other hand, in order to make A-match permanent, the full-time supervisor system must be re-promoted.