Korea’s ‘2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC)’ has come to an end.
Korea won the 5th cold game 22-2 in the first round of the ‘2023 WBC’ held at the Tokyo Dome in Japan on the 13th in Group B China. With this, Korea recorded 2 wins and 2 losses. He suffered the agony of being knocked out in the first round. Australia won the Czech Republic earlier, and settled in the quarterfinals in second place with a record of 3 wins and 1 loss.
Korea was lethargic throughout the tournament. The pace dried up after losing the first game against Australia. The players were confident of victory, saying, “Australia’s video analysis was perfectly finished. I watched too much.”먹튀검증 The atmosphere calmed down with a crushing defeat to their fateful rival, Japan, and they were unable to reap a landslide victory against the Czech Republic. In a situation where elimination was already confirmed, only the weakest China played an overwhelming game.
After giving up the first two games, they were put in a position where they had to count the ‘number of cases’. In a situation where skills are not backed up, it is like wishing for luck. I was caught up in the glories of the past and couldn’t face the reality. I felt only the walls of the world. The collapse of the mound was also a problem, but the silence of the other line at a crucial moment also contributed to Korea’s elimination in the first round.
In baseball, a home run is a miracle drug for turning the mood around. Tokyo Dome is a good environment for a home run. Because it is an air-floating stadium, batted balls fly farther on the updraft. Coach Lee Seung-yeop, who played for the Yomiuri Giants, which use the Tokyo Dome as their home, testified, “If you hit the swing spot properly, you can expect a home run.”
However, Korean batters did not enjoy the Tokyo Dome environment either. In particular, hitters who could expect a ‘one shot’ were silent. Park Kun-woo (3), Kim Ha-seong (3), and Yang Eui-ji (2) hit home runs, while the bats of other batters did not heat up. Giants such as Park Byeong-ho, who won the home run king six times in the KBO league, and Choi Jeong, who hit 429 home runs, failed to record a home run. The same was true of powerful hitters such as Kim Hyun-soo, Na Seong-beom, and Kang Baek-ho.
It is Korea that ended the tournament leaving regrets. However, the competition comes every four years. In order to restore lost honor, problems must be resolved.