“I thought it wasn’t going to rain, but it is. Now we have to play…”
Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop expressed his disappointment at the rain cancellation.
Lee met with the media ahead of the Bears’ 2023 KBO game against the LG Twins at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, on March 30. The rain later became heavier and the game was canceled. The game will be rescheduled at a later date.메이저놀이터
Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop is not happy about the rain cancellation. Photo by Kim Young-gu
Doosan already has to play a doubleheader at home against the Samsung Lions on March 9. More rainouts are not welcome. “I thought it wouldn’t rain, but it did. Now we have to play…” and sighed, “It’s raining, so it can’t be helped.”
Doosan will play a three-game series against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan this weekend, and the forecast calls for a lot of rain in Busan during the series. The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) currently has a policy of playing Monday games in the event that a weekend game is rained out.
Doosan already has to play a doubleheader on Sept. 9, and if Monday games are scheduled, the team may have to play eight games in one week. “There was a rain forecast for the weekend, and if that happens, we might have to play eight games next week,” Lee said.
“It’s the same situation for everyone,” he said of doubleheaders. If you play a doubleheader, you can win two games in one day, but you can also lose two games.” “It’s a big risk, but I think it’s also an adventure. Good or bad, it will be judged by the results.”
However, Lee added, “If we lose too many games, it could put pressure on the team. For now, it may be helpful to play steadily,” he said, expressing his regret at the rainout.
Left-hander Choi Seung-yong, who was substituted against the Jamsil NC Dinos on April 19 with a peeling finger, is expected to see the first team sooner rather than later. “It may take a little longer (for him to return), but we plan to have him pitch out of the bullpen this weekend,” said manager Lee Seung-yeop. “The best scenario is for him to return next weekend (Sept. 9 against Samsung Electronics in Jamsil) when we have a doubleheader,” he added, wishing him a speedy return.
Meanwhile, Doosan announced that Kwak-Bin Kwak will start for LG on Sept. 31 instead of Brandon Waddell, who was scheduled to start that day. LG also switched from Lee Jeong-yong to Casey Kelly.