Preparations for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) are in full swing. Above all, if I were to pick a strong player, I would definitely mention big leaguers Choi Ji-man (32, Pittsburgh), Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego), and Tommy Edman (28, St. Louis). There is a missing part. It is ‘time’. It is because of the club’s ‘stubbornness’ that they cannot participate in the national team camp.
The WBC is a tournament organized by the WBCI, which was created by Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Players Association (MLBPA). In the beginning, the big leaguers were squeamish, but now superstars are scrambled. The secretariat and the players’ union are encouraging participation.
However, it does not allow you to do as you please. The WBC is important, but in the end, the season is more important from the perspective of the secretariat, players union, and clubs. ‘Tackle’ came in to participate in the national team training camp.
San Diego recently announced when their players would join spring camp. Beasts participating in the WBC must join the camp by February 16, local time. After that, I had to digest the camp until the beginning of March and participate in the WBC. This is because there are many major league rule changes this season, so it takes time to learn. 안전놀이터
St. Louis and Pittsburgh will begin training for the entire squad on February 20th. You must join before then. These teams are also likely to be instructed to digest their team camp and join the national team. Like San Diego, you can pull the joining point.
Then the national team camp is a misfire. The national team will meet on February 14 in Tucson, Arizona. He returns to Korea on February 27th, and trains in Gocheok from March 1st to 4th. Afterwards, they will depart for Osaka on March 5, and will play an evaluation match against Orix and Hanshin for two days on the 6th and 7th. The first match of the WBC Round 1 is on March 9th.
I’m glad if I can participate in the Gocheok training. In the worst case, you may not be able to train together and go to the first round. In the case of Choi Ji-man, the joining itself is also an opaque situation. Another variable is that he underwent an elbow bone fragment removal surgery last November. If Pittsburgh does not allow it, it is difficult to participate.
It is not that there are no players other than these three. At first base, there are Park Byeong-ho and Kang Baek-ho. Shortstop Oh Ji-hwan and second baseman Kim Hye-seong can form a combination. However, it is a tournament where the world’s best players sortie. It is much better to use the best members.
Since it is a team event, it is essential to coordinate your hands and feet. The most important infield center line is not able to join in time. In particular, in the case of Edmund, there is little information about Korean players. I’m sorry for the day. ‘Using time’ has emerged as the biggest task for the national team.