‘Even though the dollar is expensive, the US is the best’ Pro baseball overseas field training resumes in earnest
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The opening game of the 2023 professional baseball regular league will be uploaded on April 1. However, it is not wrong to say that the actual season begins on February 1st. This is because the spring camp, which determines farming for a year, starts on this day.
This year, overseas battery training, which was suspended due to Corona 19, will resume. The 10 KBO League teams are preparing for spring camp with their teeth gritting more than ever.
The most popular place for overseas camp training, which resumes after three years, is, of course, the United States. Eight out of 10 teams chose the US as their base camp.
SSG Landers, the team that won the championship last year, will depart for the United States on the 30th and will conduct technical and tactical training at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida, USA until the 26th of next month. Then, from the 28th of next month to the 8th of March, we plan to raise the sense of actual combat in Okinawa, Japan.
The eye-catching part is that four newcomers were included: pitchers Roun Lee and Youngjin Song, and fielders Minjoon Kim and Jungmin Kim. Pitchers Kim Do-hyun, Shin Heon-min, and Yoon Tae-hyun, who were in the second year of joining the team, also boarded. It means that they feel a strong need for a generational change.
Kiwoom Heroes, LG Twins, KT Wiz, and KIA Tigers, who competed in baseball last year, will also train in the United States. Kiwoom and LG will conduct battery training in Scottsdale, Arizona, and KT and KIA in Tucson, Arizona. NC Dinos and Hanwha Eagles are also heading to Tucson and Mesa, Arizona, respectively.
In a situation where the dollar exchange rate is strong, it is true that leaving for field training in the United States is a burden for the club. An official from the club said that the cost has increased by nearly 1.5 times compared to the past. Nevertheless, the reason why I prefer the United States is because the training environment is so good. 스포츠토토
A team official said, “Arizona has excellent training facilities such as stadiums, and there are no variables related to weather such as rain or temperature.” It also has the advantage of being easy to do.”
As many teams headed to the United States, Okinawa, Japan, which had long been a regular area for spring camp, became quiet. Still, the Samsung Lions visit Onna Village, Okinawa this year. Samsung, which has been looking for Onna Village in Okinawa for over 15 years, has previously held a finishing camp here.
After starting physical training and building up at the camp here, Samsung will hold a practice match against a Japanese team from the end of February. In early March, we plan to continue practicing matches against domestic teams. Lotte, which starts spring camp in Guam, and Hanwha and KIA, which have left for the US, will also join Okinawa, Japan for the second and third camps.
The Doosan Bears, under manager Lee Seung-yeop, are the only ones to start and finish camp in Blacktown, Sydney, Australia. It is characterized by having a roster of 46 players, 4 to 5 more than other teams. This is the part where director Lee Seung-yeop’s will, emphasizing infinite competition, is well revealed.
Meanwhile, the baseball team’s field training to participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which opens in March, will also begin on the 14th of next month at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA. This is where KT and KIA use as a spring camp.
KT’s head coach Lee Kang-cheol will officially lead the national team’s training from this day. After returning to Korea on March 1st and working together for two days in Korea, they will head to Japan, the land of the decisive battle, on the 4th. A KBO official said, “The United States has the best training environment and there are many KBO league clubs, so it is convenient to schedule practice games.”
The opening game of the 2023 professional baseball regular league will be uploaded on April 1. However, it is not wrong to say that the actual season begins on February 1st. This is because the spring camp, which determines farming for a year, starts on this day. This year, overseas battery training, which was suspended…